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Theory

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter sets out the theoretical framework used in this book. This consists of three complementary theoretical approaches — the Westminster Model, Historical Institutionalism, and ... More


Introduction: Crossing Corporate Boundaries

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

In an overview of the theory and historiography of the corporation, this chapter examines contributions to understanding offered by historians, neo-classical economists, evolutionary economists, and ... More


Democracies Are Not Created Equal: A Theory of Democratic Constraint

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B. K. Potter

in War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164984
eISBN:
9781400866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164984.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces a theory of democratic constraint and derives testable hypotheses. Drawing on literatures ranging from principal-agent theory to political communication and crisis bargaining, ... More


Interdisciplinary Foundations of European Administrative Law

Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. TÜrk

in Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199286485
eISBN:
9780191730894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with a selection of interdisciplinary factors which contribute to an understanding of the relationships within and rationales of European administrative law. The first section ... More


Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parliamentary democracy is the most common way of organizing delegation and accountability in contemporary democracies. Yet knowledge of this type of regime has been incomplete and often ... More


Delegation and its Peril s

Arthur Lupia

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a formal theoretical framework that clarifies when principals can, and cannot, use delegation to accomplish desired ends. It shows the conditions (having to do with preferences and ... More


Principals and Agents

James M. Dubik

in Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168296
eISBN:
9780813168432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168296.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Any attempt to understand the war-waging responsibilities of senior political and military leaders must examine two important civil-military theories: the principal-agent theory and its antecedent, ... More


Delivering health services: incentives and information in supply-side innovations

Kara Hanson

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/9780199566761.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on supply-side innovations in delivering health services, and their impact. It begins with an overview of incentives in organizations, located in the conceptual framework of ... More


A Theory of Public Service Motivation

Julian Le Grand

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266999
eISBN:
9780191600869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266999.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Uses the material from the two previous chapters to develop a new theory of public service motivation. The theory allocates a key role to the sacrifice involved in performing altruistic acts, arguing ... More


Understanding International Bureaucracies: Taking Stock

Steffen Bauer, Frank Biermann, Klaus Dingwerth, and Bernd Siebenhüner

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on international organizations and bureaucracies in international relations research. In particular, it examines the relative neglect of international bureaucracies in ... More


Strategic Analysis—Academic Models

J.-C. Spender

in Business Strategy: Managing Uncertainty, Opportunity, and Enterprise

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686544
eISBN:
9780191766442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686544.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The balance between fetishizing theory as true knowledge and dismissing it as irrelevant to practice—especially management practice—is a challenge. Hence the rigor–relevance discussion. This chapter ... More


Economics of Education Policy

Saumen Chattopadhyay

in Education and Economics: Disciplinary Evolution and Policy Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082255
eISBN:
9780199082070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082255.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Based on the economic analysis of education, this chapter embarks on unraveling the rationale behind policymaking in education. Commodification of education (particularly in case of higher education) ... More


Informal International Lawmaking: A Conceptual View from International Relations

Liliana Andonova and Manfred Elsig

in Informal International Lawmaking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658589
eISBN:
9780191742248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658589.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

While to lawyers — trained to think in terms of neatly separated legal boundaries — governance phenomena and transnational relations may feel uncomfortable, international relations (IR) theory has ... More


Informal Relations: Friends and Foes

Heidi Hardt

in Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337118
eISBN:
9780199356546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337118.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Building on evidence presented in Chapter 5, this chapter explains the second part of the book’s argument about institutional culture. Specifically, a climate of positive interpersonal relations ... More


Principal-Agent Theory, Career Prospects, and U.S. Attorneys

Banks Miller and Brett Curry

in U.S. Attorneys, Political Control, and Career Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190928247
eISBN:
9780190928278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928247.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter explores two theories central to understanding the behavior of federal prosecutors. First, principal-agent theory is introduced to frame the relationship between national political ... More


Two Applications

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides two practical applications of the legal theory of the firm elucidated in the book. One controversial issue addressed is executive compensation in corporations, which many ... More


The Role and Relevance of International Bureaucracies: Setting the Stage

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

International bureaucracies and their retinue of civil servants are considered important players in world politics, and yet, as exemplified by the United Nations (UN), others see them as an assembly ... More


Theorizing Delegation and Control Regimes in the EU

Gijs Jan Brandsma and Jens Blom-Hansen

in Controlling the EU Executive?: The Politics of Delegation in the European Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198767909
eISBN:
9780191821769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767909.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter presents the book’s theoretical argument. Building on the delegation literature and principal-agent theory, it argues that legislative principals delegate to reduce transaction costs. ... More


Problem Perspectives

Wolf-Georg Ringe

in The Deconstruction of Equity: Activist Shareholders, Decoupled Risk, and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198723035
eISBN:
9780191789618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723035.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter is the heart of the risk-decoupling problem analysis. It develops four different perspectives on the problem. The starting point is a classical principal-agent approach. Additional ... More


An Optimal Contract for Monitoring Illegal Exploitation of Co-Managed Forests in Benin

Albert N. Honlonkou and Rashid Hassan

in Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199677856
eISBN:
9780191757266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Benin’s forest reserves are seriously threatened by legal and illegal logging, among other activities. Since 1990, the government has adopted co-management as an institutional device to promote a ... More


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