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Published: 29 June 2006

256 Pages | 7 figures


ISBN: 9780199298914

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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 a leading thinker in the field and former Cabinet and HM Treasury advisor.
  • 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.
  • Paperback edition includes a foreword which discusses recent developments in the field, bringing the book up-to-date.

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  • Includes a postscript which discusses recent developments in the field and brings the book up-to-date.

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