Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government / Edition 1

Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government / Edition 1

by Timothy Besley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199283915

ISBN-13: 9780199283910

Pub. Date: 09/21/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 servants act in the public interest and not their own? These questions and many more are addressed in Timothy Besley's intriguing Lindahl lectures.  See more details below

Overview

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 servants act in the public interest and not their own? These questions and many more are addressed in Timothy Besley's intriguing Lindahl lectures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199283910
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/21/2007
Series:
Lindahl Lectures on Monetary and Fiscal Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Competing views of government1
2The anatomy of government failure45
3Political agency and accountability98
4Political agency and public finance174
5Final comments228

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