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Published: 18 September 2003

250 Pages


ISBN: 9780199266999

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Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy

Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

Julian Le Grand

  • Lively and engaging text on the management of public services, written by one of the leading thinkers in the field.
  • Argues that assumptions concerning motivation and agency are the key to the success of public policy.
  • Analyses current public policy and demonstrates that much of it is founded on erroneous assumptions, before proposing economically and administratively viable reforms.

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