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Public Administration & Public Management

The Principal-Agent Perspective



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Public Administration & Public Management by Jan-Erik Lane
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A new perspective on the public sector that presents a concise and comprehensive analysis of exactly what it is and how it operates. Governments in any society delivers a large number of services and goods to its population. To get the job done, they need public management in order to steer resources - employees, money and laws - into policy outputs and outcomes. In well-ordered societies the teams who work for the state work under a rule-of-law framework, known as public administration. This book covers the key issues of: - the principal-agent framework and the public sector - public principals and their agents - the economic reasons of government - public organisation, incentives and rationality in government - the essence of public administration: legality and the rule of law - public policy criteria: the Cambridge and Chicago positions - public teams and private teams - public firms - public insurance - public management policy This book is essential reading for those with professional and research interests in public administration and public management. Jan-Erik Lane is professor of political science at the University of Geneva and has taught courses on government in several countries.
Release date NZ
September 22nd, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
18 Line drawings, black and white; 20 Tables, black and white
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