The Making of Cabinet Ministers

  • Richard Rose


The leadership that the governing party brings to office is collective in form as well as fact. Cabinet ministers, along with the Prime Minister and the senior civil service, collectively constitute the executive branch of central government in Britain. In theory and in practice, central government involves collective decision-making. Its activities are not undertaken by groups in isolation from each other; they result from the interaction of civil servants, departmental ministers and the Prime Minister.


Prime Minister Civil Servant Social Origin Labour Party Early School Leaver 


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© Richard Rose 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Rose
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  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

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