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Accountability in Health Care  

Haldor Byrkeflot and Karsten Vrangbaek

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Apr 2016
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Jun 2016
The debate on accountability within the public sector has been lively in the past decade. Significant progress has been made in developing conceptual frameworks and typologies for ... More

Accountability in the Regulatory State  

Martin Lodge and Lindsay Stirton

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
Accountability in regulation will never reach a state of ‘perfection’ and stability, but will remain, given competing values and shifting priorities, in a state of continued tension and ... More

Actuarial-Based Public Pension Systems  

Richard Disney

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
In employer-provided pension plans and individual retirement saving accounts, contributions over the working lifetime are used to purchase assets that are drawn down after retirement. In ... More

Budget and Accounting Reforms  

Irene S. Rubin and Joanne Kelly

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
This article examines what reforms have been proposed, what they are intended to accomplish, and how they are working out. The result of the survey and analysis conducted is somewhat messy ... More

Bureaucracy in the Twenty-First Century  

Kenneth J. Meier and Gregory C. Hill

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Although numerous scholars claim the eminent demise of bureaucracy, this article argues that bureaucracy will not only survive in the twenty-first century but will flourish. The core of ... More

Business and Neo‐corporatism  

Philippe C. Schmitter

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
The advent of neo-corporatism has been a rare occurrence among advanced capitalist liberal democracies—and virtually unheard of elsewhere. Of the twenty or so original members of that club ... More

Business and Political Parties  

Graham Wilson and Wyn Grant

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
Although it is conventional in political science to distinguish between political parties and interest groups, in practice the distinction is less clear. The conventional definitions ... More

Business Groups and the State: The Politics of Expansion, Restructuring, and Collapse  

Ben Ross Schneider

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
Business groups combine empirically a variety of features that have fascinated researchers from a range of disciplines. However, debate and theorizing, both generally and in relation to ... More

Business Politics in Latin America: Patterns of Fragmentation and Centralization  

Ben Ross Schneider

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article proceeds in several steps to analyze business politics in Latin America. The second section briefly reviews a general conceptual framework that distinguishes the sources of ... More

Business Representation in Washington, DC  

Timothy Werner and Graham Wilson

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
Several broad generalizations about the nature of business representation in Washington would command general agreement. First, business representation is organizationally fragmented and ... More

Central Banking And The Triumph Of Technical Rationality  

Mitchel Y. Abolafia

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article explores the application of technical rationality to the control of the money supply. It argues, on the one hand, that developed economies, like the United States, have moved inexorably ... More

Change and Continuity in the Continental Tradition of Public Management  

Isabella Proeller and Kuno Schedler

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
This article aims to characterize French and German public administration and management, outline their specific reform trajectories, and indicate the influence both systems have had ... More

Changes in the Organization of Public Services and their Effects on Employment Relations  

Robert Hebdon and Ian Kirkpatrick

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May 2006
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Sep 2009
Few observers would dispute the fact that radical changes have been attempted in the funding and organization of public services in most developed countries. Increasingly the trend is said ... More

Collaborative Service Provision in the Public Sector  

Jodi Sandfort and H. Brinton Milward

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
The topic of public service partnerships has clear substantive importance. Governments all over the world are increasing their dependence upon collaborative partnerships to delivery public ... More

Corporate Governance and Nonprofits: Facing up to Hybridization and Homogenization  

Jenny Harrow and Susan D. Phillips

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter discusses the context of nonprofit organizations, which are under pressure to demonstrate how they act for the benefit of the public in transparent ways with obvious impact. ... More

Corporate Social Responsibility and Government  

Jeremy Moon, Nahee Kang, and Jean‐Pascal Gond

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article is about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and aims to distinguish different types of CSR–government relationship and to understand these in the context of broader state ... More

Decentralization: A Central Concept in Contemporary Public Management  

Christopher Pollitt

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
For the last quarter century or so, decentralization has been virtually unassailable. Almost everyone has been in favor of it, from the centralized French to the already decentralized ... More

Disciplinary Perspectives on Skill  

Jane Bryson

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
Skill is a ubiquitous term but it is not always commonly understood. This chapter demonstrates that our understanding of skill varies, often as a reflection of our disciplinary interests. ... More

E-Government: A Challenge for Public Management  

Ignace Snellen

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Every activity of a public administration has an informational and a communicative aspect. Therefore, it may be expected that the institutionalization of electronic information and ... More

Economic Interests and Political Representation: Coordination and Distributive Conflict in Historical Perspective  

Torben Iversen and David Soskice

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article begins by explaining the positive relationship between distributional equality and redistribution. It proposes in the second section that the correlation is indirect: two ... More

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