The Government Of The British Empire by Edward JenksThe Government Of The British Empire by Edward Jenks

The Government Of The British Empire

byEdward Jenks

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1918 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICES AND THE NEWER DEPARTMENTS This will, it is feared, be a somewhat miscellaneous chapter; and its connection with the government of the Empire may not at first seem to be clear. But the fact is, that it is impossible, in dealing with an historic growth like the British Empire, which has developed, to a great extent, out of the institutions of the British Islands, to draw a sharp line of distinction between Imperial and Island institutions. The former are slowly detaching themselves from the latter, and assuming a truly Imperial character; but there is still a border-land of which it is difficult to say whether it may be regarded as imperial, or purely local. In any case, the institutions of the Island State have an interest in, and a bearing on, imperial affairs; and a brief account of them may be forgiven. The Great Offices Of State We begin with a few words about certain State offices which may be called " individual," because they are exercised chiefly by their holders in person, and do not involve the administration of large establishments or offices. Most of them are of old standing; some of them are sinecures, i.e. have no really arduous duties directly attached to them, but are preserved for indirect purposes; some are of very great practical importance, and involve the exercise of the highest skill; some are hereditary, some change with each successive Ministry; one, at least, may be regarded as intermittent. There seems to be no possibility of classification. Lord High Chancellor One of the oldest, and, perhaps, the most important, is the office of Lord High Chancellor, or Keeper of the Great Seal of England. It seems to have been the first of the purely "business" offices, as distinct from the military and household ...
Title:The Government Of The British EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217081029

ISBN - 13:9780217081023