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The Politics of Public Service BargainsReward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame$
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Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269679

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/019926967X.001.0001

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How Public Service Bargains Change and Fall

How Public Service Bargains Change and Fall

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(p.153) 8 How Public Service Bargains Change and Fall
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The Politics of Public Service Bargains
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Christopher Hood (Contributor Webpage)

Martin Lodge (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019926967X.003.0008

This chapter explores how public service bargains can weaken or collapse, focusing on the ways in which different types of bargain provide incentives for different ways of cheating and strategic behaviour. Varieties of cheating behaviour across different trustee and agency bargains are considered, while highlighting the various forces and strategies that can keep cheating in check. It is argued that making any PSB cheat-proof requires particular and demanding social conditions.

Keywords:   cheating, habitat, change, blame, trustee, agency

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