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Principled agents? [electronic resource] : the political economy of good government / Timothy Besley.

By: Besley, Timothy.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xi, 266 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780191700279 (ebook) :.Subject(s): Public administration | Agent (Philosophy) | Motivation (Psychology) | Policy sciencesAdditional physical formats: Print version: No titleDDC classification: 352.3 Online resources: Oxford scholarship online Summary: Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government. But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? This book explores this question and more.
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Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government. But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? This book explores this question and more.

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