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Political Economy of Public Administration Institutional Choice in the Public Sector

ISBN-10: 0521484367
ISBN-13: 9780521484367
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This book applies the basic ideas and models of economics to develop a single transactions framework to explain the key institutional arrangements across the whole range of public sector organization: the regulatory commission, the executive tax-financed bureau, and the state-owned enterprise. This book also explores the link between agency form and administrative function, agency independence from the legislature, the rights extended to private interests to influence administrative decision making, the role of civil service arrangements that are so often seen as simply frustrating efficiency and responsiveness, and the boundary between public and private sectors. This book should be of value to those with a practical interest in public administration as well as students of political science, public administration, economics, and public policy.

Introduction
Basic theory and method: a transactions cost approach
Regulatory institutions
Bureaus and the budget
Bureaus and the Civil Service
Public versus private enterprise
Public enterprise versus Public Bureau
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography

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