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Paradoxes of ModernizationUnintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform$
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Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.001.0001

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Paradoxes of Modernization

Christopher Hood (Contributor Webpage)

Helen Margetts (Contributor Webpage)

Perri 6

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by presenting the rationale behind the writing of this book. It then discusses the meanings of ‘modern’, ‘modernity’, ‘modernization’, and ‘modernism’; the notion of unintended effects of human action, and the lessons that can we can learn from examining paradoxes of modernization in public services.

Keywords:   modern, modernity, modernization, modernism, unintended effects, human action, paradoxes, public services

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