Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2012

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199639618

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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.