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'The Everyday Life of a Minister: a confessional and impressionist tale’


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Rhodes, R A W (2007) 'The Everyday Life of a Minister: a confessional and impressionist tale’. In: Observing Government Elites: up close and personal. Palgrave-Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 21-50. ISBN 0230008402

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Normally, I would start a chapter with something like the following
The chapter reports my shadowing of ministers in British government
and seeks to answer the question ‘what do ministers do?’ The first
part of the chapter briefly outlines the research and explains the
idea of a ‘confessional tale’. The second and largest section of the
chapter draws extensively on my fieldwork notebooks, supplemented
by interviews with the ministers, to describe not only the everyday
life of ministers but also my reaction to being with them for many
days. Finally, I reflect on what I have learnt.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Palgrave-Macmillan
Page Range: pp. 21-50
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008 03:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:48
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