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Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Stuart Macdonald

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Information is not taken seriously. Much is said about the information age, the information economy, the information society, and particularly about information technology, but little about ... More


Improving Productivity through Efficiency Wages: The Case of the Civil Service

Jeannette Taylor

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyses the specific question of whether the Macao government pays efficiency wages to its public servants and how this impacts on productivity.


Bureaucrats

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows the civil service as another of the professions where expansion was equated with the increase in the power of the bourgeoisie. There is a great deal of truth in this. This chapter ... More


Policy Bureaucrats

Edward C Page and Bill Jenkins

in Policy Bureaucracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280414
eISBN:
9780191700118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280414.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Civil servants are classified accordingly and the comparisons of each hierarchical position are defined by the power they acquire in the organisation. Those in the higher civil service are referred ... More


Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Timothy Besley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199283910
eISBN:
9780191700279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283910.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

What is good government? Why do some governments fail? How do you implement political accountability in practice? What incentives do you need to put in place to ensure that politicians and public ... More


Epilogue: The Persistence of Venality

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Two centuries after the Constitution of 1791 proclaimed its abolition, something close to venality of public offices continues to operate in crucial areas of French life. In one of those areas it ... More


Bureaucracy in India: Evolution and History

S. K. Das

in Public Office, Private Interest: Bureaucracy and Corruption in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653823
eISBN:
9780199081561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653823.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the history and evolution of public bureaucracies in India. It focuses on four specific historical periods—the Maurya Empire, the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and the ... More


Bribing Legislators During the Raj 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0044
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the legal aspects concerning the bribery of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Members of Parliament (MP) in India. Under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, it ... More


The Law of Sanction for Prosecution 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0081
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In principle, every official, prime minister downwards, has personal liability before criminal and civil courts. Laws made by the Britishers in India continue to impede, if not prevent accountability ... More


On the Selection of Good Leaders in a Political Meritocracy

Daniel A. Bell

in The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173047
eISBN:
9781400865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173047.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines which abilities and virtues should set the standard for the selection and promotion of public officials/servants so that China's political system can be improved. The discussion ... More


Chester A. Arthur

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the Pendleton Act to reform the civil service, which was adopted during Chester A. Arthur's administration. It established a bipartisan Civil Service Commission of three ... More


Bribery and Mps 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0045
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the legal issues relevant to the bribery of Members of Parliament (MP) in India. Under Article 105(2) of the Indian Constitution, no MP shall be liable to legal proceedings 'in ... More


Public policy implementation in street-level bureaucracies

Angie Ash

in Safeguarding older people from abuse: Critical contexts to policy and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305668
eISBN:
9781447311683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305668.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter proposes that what happens to an older person after disclosure of abuse depends considerably on the way professionals and practitioners such as social workers, police officers or nurses, ... More


Introduction: Where Is the Government?

Christopher Pollitt

in New Perspectives on Public Services: Place and Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199603831
eISBN:
9780191806797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199603831.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This introductory chapter defines the ‘other’ place of government in society. It has transformed and progressed from a place with a face to a government that is reached via the Internet or telephone. ... More


A case study of street-level policy implementation to protect older people from abuse

Angie Ash

in Safeguarding older people from abuse: Critical contexts to policy and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305668
eISBN:
9781447311683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305668.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter reports on research carried out in Wales, UK. This case study set out to, firstly, identify the constraints and dilemmas social workers and their managers grappled with when they dealt ... More


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