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The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The traditional understandings that structure the relationships between public servants and the wider political system are said to have undergone considerable change. But what are these formalized ... More


The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a comparative study of the senior civil service in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Denmark, and Sweden, which provides information about ... More


Needs Assessment

David Royse, Michele Staton-Tindall, Karen Badger, and J. Matthew Webster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368789
eISBN:
9780199863860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:royes/9780195368789.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Needs assessments are a vital part of an organization's planning, service provision, and evaluation process. Social and human service agencies contemplating starting a new program, expanding an ... More


The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka

Samuel Paul, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, A. Venugopala Reddy, and Pavan Srinath

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080381
eISBN:
9780199081622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080381.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Cities in Karnataka, as in India, suffer from inadequate data and information, which has undermined their ability and that of analysts and policymakers to comprehend the complex forces shaping cities ... More


Managing Human Resources in the Human Services: Supervisory Challenges

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey, and Ellen Netting

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195137071
eISBN:
9780199865611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137071.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Managerial supervisors are those persons who supervise direct service staff, who oversee human service programs, and who perform macro practice tasks in their agencies on a daily basis. They are not ... More


Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Drawing on a three‐year, in‐depth, ‘fly‐on‐the‐wall’ study of client‐management consultant interactions, knowledge flow in management consultancy projects is shown to be mediated by multiple and ... More


Exclusive Marketing Services: Matrixx Marketing v. New Strategies Productions

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A business contract between a marketing services company and a company that sells infomercial products contained an exclusivity rights clause, providing that the sales company “will not contract with ... More


Progress for the Poor

Lane Kenworthy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591527
eISBN:
9780191731389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

One of the principal goals of antipoverty efforts should be to improve the absolute living standards of the least well-off. This book aims to enhance our understanding of how to do that, drawing on ... More


Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

Julian Le Grand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266999
eISBN:
9780191600869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266999.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Can we rely on the public service ethos to deliver high quality public services? Are professionals such as doctors and teachers really public‐spirited altruists—knights—or self‐interested ... More


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