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Political agency and accountability

Timothy Besley

in Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199283910
eISBN:
9780191700279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283910.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers political agency models, which explore the consequences of limited information in politics. It develops a canonical model which is then used to discuss an array of issues that ... More


Transport Services

Christopher Findlay

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Lower transport costs are associated with integration of markets within an economy and of those domestic markets with the rest of the world. These linkages support economic development. Determinants ... More


Conclusions

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This concluding chapter first provides a summary of the important parts of the book. As it looks into the possible options for the growth of pension funds, it also attempts to evaluate some of the ... More


Creating Change in the Setting for Policy Choice

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The possible tactics of any policy advocate are all designed to take advantage of the “play” or indeterminacy within the setting of players with resources of influence who are proceeding according to ... More


An Individual's Understanding of the Situation

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The notion of an individual's understanding of a situation is a critical concept for understanding policy choice. This chapter begins with the introduction of understanding significance of occasion ... More


Interdependence Between the Choice and Execution of Policies

in Reputation-Based Governance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773294
eISBN:
9780804777438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773294.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter discusses how the characteristics of governance may influence policy choice. Ex-post checks on policy makers' actions implied by reputation-based governance, which makes administrators ... More


The Japanese Challenge to the American Neoliberal World Order: Identity, Meaning, and Foreign Policy

Yong Wook Lee

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758123
eISBN:
9780804787536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book explicitly links capitalism to Japan's particular foreign economic policy choices, offering a historically informed account of the nature and evolution of the Japanese challenge to ... More


Incentives for Policy Pandering

in Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226092805
eISBN:
9780226092492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092492.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a theory, the Conditional Pandering Theory, which analyzes the incentives of presidents to follow public opinion when they believe doing so would not advance societal welfare. ... More


Local government and the challenge of policy analysis

Nahum Ben-Elia

in Policy Analysis in Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447308041
eISBN:
9781447311508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308041.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter aims to portray, analyze and interpret key issues of policy analysis affecting the institutional capability for informed policy choices and responsible policy priorities and decisions ... More


Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The first major battle over school choice was part of the struggle to equalize and integrate schools in the civil rights era, when it became apparent that choice could be either a serious barrier or ... More


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