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Motivation, agency, and public policy : of knights and knaves, pawns and queens

Author: Julian Le Grand
Publisher: Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can we rely on the altruism of professionals or the public service ethos to deliver good quality health and education services? This book addresses such questions, and evaluates government policies  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Le Grand
ISBN: 0199266999 9780199266999
OCLC Number: 52193481
Description: xii, 191 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction: Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy ; PART I: THEORY: FROM KNAVE TO KNIGHT ; 2. Knights and Knaves in the Public Sector: What do we Mean and What do we Know? ; 3. Motivation and the Public Context ; 4. Knight and Knave: A Theory of Public Service Motivation ; PART II: FROM PAWN TO QUEEN ; 5. Agency and Public Services ; 6. Agency and Public Finance ; PART III: POLICY ; 7. Health Care ; 8. School Education ; 9. A Demogrant ; 10. Partnership Savings ; 11. Hypothecation ; Epilogue: Doux Commerce Publique
Responsibility: Julian Le Grand.
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