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The blame game : spin, bureaucracy, and self-preservation in government

Author: Christopher Hood
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational life, and blame avoidance pervades government and public organizations at every level. Political and bureaucratic blame games and blame avoidance are more often condemned than analyzed. In The Blame Game, Christopher Hood takes a different approach by showing how blame avoidance shapes the workings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hood, Christopher, 1947-
Blame game.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010031676
(OCoLC)587248969
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hood
ISBN: 9781400836819 1400836816
OCLC Number: 698912870
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 226 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Blame, credit, and trust in executive government --
Credit claiming, blame avoidance, and negativity bias --
Players in the blame game : inside the world of blame avoidance --
Avoiding blame : three basic strategies --
Presentational strategies : winning the argument, drawing a line, changing the subject, and keeping a low profile --
Agency strategies : direct or delegate, choose or inherit? --
Policy or operational strategies --
The institutional dynamics of blameworld : a new teflon era? --
Living in a world of blame avoidance --
Mixing and matching blame-avoidance strategies --
Democracy, good governance, and blame-avoidance --
The last word.
Responsibility: Christopher Hood.

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