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Aaron Wildavsky, <i>The Politics of the Budgetary Process</i>

Joachim Wehner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

March 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 4351 words.

This chapter comments on Aaron Wildavsky’s seminal work, The Politics of the Budgetary Process, an in-depth look at the norms and rules of budgeting in the United States and the stable...

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The ABCs of Public Service Motivation: Altruism, Behavior, and Compensation

Randall S. Davis.

in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

October 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Administration. 5320 words.

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Above Politics: Credible Commitment and Efficiency in the Design of Public Agencies

Gary Miller.

in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

April 2000; p ublished online April 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Administration. 0 words.

The state has, since its origins, been characterized both by the production of public goods and a competition for the surplus benefits generated by the creation of those goods. Holmstrom's...

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Accountability Agreements in Ontario Hospitals: Are They Fair?

David Reeleder, Vivek Goel, Peter A. Singer and Douglas K. Martin.

in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

January 2008; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Administration. 6055 words.

Governments can be accountable for improving the fairness of their priority setting through enhanced transparency and stakeholder engagement. A case analysis is conducted of priority...

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Accountability and Ambiguity

Johan P. Olsen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 7706 words.

Ambiguity is intrinsic to life. Yet, mainstream accountability theory reduces its area of application by not taking ambiguity seriously. The literature treats too many aspects as exogenous...

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Accountability and Blame–Avoidance

Christopher Hood.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6823 words.

This chapter advances three claims. First, it argues that the concepts of accountability and blame-avoidance have much in common and can be understood as mirror-image concepts for the...

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Accountability and Democracy

Mark E. Warren.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Political Theory. 7419 words.

Democracy, rule of the people, is comprised of complex webs of accountabilities between people and those who use power to govern on their behalf. Democratic accountability is comprised of...

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Accountability and Multi-Level Governance

Yannis Papadopoulos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Comparative Politics. 7457 words.

This chapter first presents the major characteristics of multi-level governance and gives examples thereof from the European and the transnational level. It then identifies a number of...

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Accountability and New Public Management

Per Lægreid.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6504 words.

This chapter links the rise of public accountability to the wave of New Public Management (NPM) reforms. It argues that the relationship between increased managerial accountability and...

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Accountability and Principal–Agent Theory

Sean Gailmard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 7861 words.

Principal-agent theory encapsulates a tradition of rational choice modeling in which some actor(s)—the principal(s)—uses whatever actions are available to provide incentives for some other...

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