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The System: The Misgovernment of Modern Britain , London (Hodder & Stoughton), 1965-1985


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The System: The Misgovernment of Modern Britain, London (Hodder & Stoughton) 1967.

Nicholson's book was a hard-hitting critique of government and public administration. He advocated some radical remedies including a complete reform of the Civil Service and the abolition of the Treasury. The book, which was generally well-received, stimulated much debate in the press. Nicholson himself received considerable publicity and wrote a number of follow-up articles in response to the debate.

The book was published in the USA by McGraw Hill Book Co.


  • Creation: 1965-1985

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 15041/1040-1064

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom