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Published: 17 June 2010

292 Pages | Six line and halftones


ISBN: 9780199573547

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Paradoxes of Modernization

Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Edited by Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood

  • Modernization is an implicit theme of much of public administration, yet is rarely considered
  • Contributors consider the themes of modernization and unintended consequences in the public policy arena
  • Detailed case studies across a range of public policy areas, including rail policy, nutrition policy, the Internet and the World Wide Web, local government performance assessment, health service information technology, university ranking systems, and performance-related pay.

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