Civil Servants and Ministers relationship

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Civil Servants
Employed in a civil capacity by Crown responsible for advise and policy implementation.
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Ministers
Heads of government departments with specific responsibilities.
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Theakston models
Four models created by Kevin Theakston in 1991. From book 'Ministers and Mandarins'.
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Whitehall Community Model
Suggests similar interests is why they get on and Civil Servants want a strong leader.
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Public Administration Model
Neutral way of passing info means civil servants remain anonymous and retains idea of Individual Ministerial Responsibility.
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Adversial Model
CS are permanent which means that they can move and Oxbridge background means large amount of information. CS also outnumber Minister 10:1.
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Public Choice Model
Ministers and Civil Servants work together to gain more depth for budget.
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Heads of government departments with specific responsibilities.

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Ministers

Card 3

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Four models created by Kevin Theakston in 1991. From book 'Ministers and Mandarins'.

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Card 4

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Suggests similar interests is why they get on and Civil Servants want a strong leader.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Neutral way of passing info means civil servants remain anonymous and retains idea of Individual Ministerial Responsibility.

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