Subject Description


Advisers to the chief executive

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Subject Description

Formal and informal advisers to the chief executive (e.g., ministers, secretaries, counselors); groups of advisers (e.g., cabinet); specialized functions (e.g., foreign affairs, war, finance, justice, internal and colonial administration, postal affairs, agriculture, industry, transportation, commerce, education); selection of ministers; authority, activities, and prerogatives of each; relation to deliberative councils and political parties; meetings of advisers; etc.

The term was changed from "Cabinet" to "Advisers to the Chief Executive" and the scope note was rewritten in 2005.

Government institutions

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