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Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens
     

Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

by Julian Le Grand
 

ISBN-10: 0199298912

ISBN-13: 9780199298914

Pub. Date: 08/24/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Can we rely on the altruism of professionals or the public service ethos to deliver good quality health and education services? How should patients, parents and pupils behave - as grateful recipients or active consumers? The book provides new answers to these questions, and evaluates recent government policies in health services, education, social security and

Overview

Can we rely on the altruism of professionals or the public service ethos to deliver good quality health and education services? How should patients, parents and pupils behave - as grateful recipients or active consumers? The book provides new answers to these questions, and evaluates recent government policies in health services, education, social security and taxation, and puts forward proposals for policy reform: universal capital or 'demogrants', discriminating vouchers, matching grants for pensions and for long-term care and hypothecated taxes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199298914
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/24/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction: Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy
Part I: Theory: From Knave to Knight
2. Knights and Knaves in the Public Sector: What do we Mean and What do we Know?
3. Motivation and the Public Context
4. Knight and Knave: A Theory of Public Service Motivation
Part II: From Pawn to Queen
5. Agency and Public Services
6. Agency and Public Finance
Part III: Policy
7. Health Care
8. School Education
9. A Demogrant
10. Partnership Savings
11. Hypothecation
Epilogue: Doux Commerce Publique

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