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What if Public Management Reform Actually Works?: The Paradoxical Success of Performance Management in English Local Government

George Boyne, Oliver James, Peter John, and Nicolai Petrovsky

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) regime in English local government, a scheme introduced in the early 2000s to improve performance across local authorities. A ... More


Measuring and evaluating performance

Ellen Nolte and Martin McKee

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines some of the main conceptual issues and methodological challenges that underlie our understanding of, and approaches to, a measurement of the performance of health sectors. It ... More


Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book develops “Macroeconomic Uncertainty Strategy” (MUST) as a tool for coping with the impact of macroeconomic fluctuations on risk management, performance assessment, and strategies for value ... More


Reaching for the stars: the performance assessment framework for social services

Stella Law and Karin Janzon

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses the development of the performance assessment system for social care. It covers the period from the introduction of the Performance Assessment Framework in 1998 to the ... More


Substituting Safer Chemicals

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

There are several strategies for advancing the transition to safer chemicals: prohibition strategies, aversion strategies, and safer chemical strategies. The safer chemical strategy relies on ... More


Indicators in Principle

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Begins with an examination of the principles underlying the construction of social indicators to be used for the express purpose of assessing performance in achieving the social agenda of the EU. The ... More


Evaluating the Performance of Environmental Institutions: What to Evaluate and How to Evaluate It?

Ronald B. Mitchell

in Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240574
eISBN:
9780262286589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240574.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter, which deals with the performance evaluation, assessment, and causal significance of environmental and nonenvironmental institutions, shares the focus of the previous one: Institutions ... More


Outlays to Outcomes: Programme Performance Assessment—Theory and Practice

Gayithri Karnam

in Public Expenditure in India: Policies and Development Outcomes

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780192857569
eISBN:
9780191948329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192857569.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Incurring of a larger budgetary outlay year-on-year has been a hallmark of governmental financial performance for long in India. There has been a growing concern about the results of the financial ... More


Assessment for Music Learning

William I. Bauer

in Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503706
eISBN:
9780197503744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503706.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Assessment is an essential aspect of teaching and learning. Not only is assessment necessary to determine whether students have learned what teachers think they have taught, but it also informs the ... More


Musical Understandings

Brian P. Shaw

in Music Assessment for Better Ensembles

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190603144
eISBN:
9780190603182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603144.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter addresses assessment of students as musical learners, rather than merely as performers. Ensemble music teachers often conceive of each class as a rehearsal, the focus of which is to ... More


Concert Preparation

Brian P. Shaw

in Music Assessment for Better Ensembles

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190603144
eISBN:
9780190603182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603144.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter provides assessment strategies for performance preparation assessment. Even though performing is a central and necessary aspect of ensemble music classes, concerts are not themselves ... More


Assessment and Grading in Music Courses

Colleen M. Conway

in Teaching Music in Higher Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190945305
eISBN:
9780190945343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945305.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Chapter 2 provides a detailed overview of approaches to assessing music teaching and learning in a higher education setting. The chapter begins with a discussion of music aptitude versus music ... More


Fundamental Skills

Brian P. Shaw

in Music Assessment for Better Ensembles

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190603144
eISBN:
9780190603182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603144.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter includes strategies for assessing music students’ foundational performance abilities. Skills including tone, technique, posture, hand position, stage presence, and music literacy are ... More


The Transformation of Federal Policy: Ideas and the Triumph of Accountability Politics

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

Even with the movement of the states toward standards-based reform, there was no reason to think a similar movement would, or even could, take place at the federal level. The defining ... More


ALM Risk and Performance Monitoring: Risk and Performance Report

Philippe-N. Marcaillou

in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes in the United Kingdom: Asset and Liability Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198738794
eISBN:
9780191802003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738794.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The objective of a report is to monitor performance and risk metrics and check the efficiency of an investment strategy. This chapter aims to present various and easy-to-understand examples of ... More


Careerism and Moral Hazard in Early Marketization

Yi-min Lin

in Dancing with the Devil: The Political Economy of Privatization in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190682828
eISBN:
9780190682866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190682828.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

Chapter 4 explores the ramifications of the evolving demographic conditions and fiscal reforms for the careers of local political leaders. The focal issue is the moral hazard embodied in these ... More


New Labour and UK health care: Managed networks, wicked problems, and post-NPM organizing

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter revisits the debate about New Labour’s overall strategy for reform in the public and health services introduced in Chapter 2 in the light of the empirical case study data. It argues that ... More


Legal Argumentation in the Evolving Climate Regime: Jutta Brunnée

Jutta Brunnée

in Talking International Law: Legal Argumentation Outside the Courtroom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197588437
eISBN:
9780197588468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197588437.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the evolution of the UN climate regime and its implications for patterns of legal argumentation. The 2015 Paris Agreement introduced three interrelated shifts. First, it brings ... More


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