<b>Reward in Public Service Bargains: Pyramids, <i>Noblesse Oblige</i>, Turkey Races, and Lotteries of Life</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:
 Reward in Public Service Bargains: Pyramids, Noblesse Oblige, Turkey Races, and Lotteries of Life

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This chapter explores the reward dimension of public service bargains. It analyzes different forms and aspects of reward and then explores four specific types of reward bargains: pyramids and escalators, noblesse oblige, turkey race, and lottery of life. Each of these bargains is discussed, indicating potential difficulties and highlighting empirical examples. Mixes and matches as well as trends and tendencies are discussed, with some forms of reward bargain apparently in decline and others increasing in importance.

Keywords: reward; pyramid; noblesse oblige; turkey race; lotteries of life; optimal reward bargain; variable pay

Chapter.  10642 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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