Public Administration & Public Management: The Principal-Agent Perspective

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Routledge, Aug 21, 2006 - Political Science - 304 pages
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This study presents a new perspective on the public sector by offering a concise and comprehensive analysis of what it is and how it operates.
  

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Contents

The public and the private sectors
1
1 The principalagent framework and the public sector
29
2 Public principals and their agents
48
3 The economic reasons for government
77
4 Public organisation incentives and rationality in government
100
Legality and rule of law
125
The cambridge and chicago positions
148
7 Public teams are different from private teams
171
8 Public firms
190
9 Public insurance
212
10 What is public management policy
228
Contracting in the public sector
250
Bibliography
263
Index
281
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About the author (2006)

Jan-Erik Lane has been full professor at the universities of Umea (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), and Geneva (Switzerland). He has published widely in comparative politics, public administration, and international studies.

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