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<b>Introducing Public Service Bargains</b>

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780199269679
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604096 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019926967X.003.0001
 Introducing Public Service Bargains

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This chapter introduces the notion of Public Service Bargain (PSB) and points to variations in its three dimensions: reward, competency, and loyalty and responsibility. Based on these variations, it discusses the centrality of PSBs for politics and points to the intellectual origins of the idea. The distinction between trustee- and agency-bargains is introduced.

Keywords: public service bargains; trustee-bargain; agency-bargain; loyalty; responsibility; competency; reward

Chapter.  8118 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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