<b>How Public Service Bargains Change and Fall</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:
 How Public Service Bargains Change and Fall

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This chapter explores how public service bargains can weaken or collapse, focusing on the ways in which different types of bargain provide incentives for different ways of cheating and strategic behaviour. Varieties of cheating behaviour across different trustee and agency bargains are considered, while highlighting the various forces and strategies that can keep cheating in check. It is argued that making any PSB cheat-proof requires particular and demanding social conditions.

Keywords: cheating; habitat; change; blame; trustee; agency

Chapter.  7965 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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