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Principled agents: political economy of good government

By: Besley, Timothy.
Series: The Lindahl lectures. Publisher: UK Oxford University Press 2006Description: xi + 266 0.ISBN: 019927150X.Subject(s): Public administration | Government productivity | Agent (Philosophy) - Political aspects | Motivation (Psychology) - Political aspects | Policy sciencesDDC classification: 352.3 Summary: This book strives to understand a view of government and its potential that lies between these two extremes. It recognizes the potential for government to act in the public interest but understands the tendency for things to go awry. Good government is associated with designing an institutional framework which affects the incentives of those who make policy decisions and ensuring good leaders are selected. These twin elements of incentives and selection in politics are central themes of the book. The book is comprised of four self-contained essays.
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This book strives to understand a view of government and its potential that lies between these two extremes. It recognizes the potential for government to act in the public interest but understands the tendency for things to go awry. Good government is associated with designing an institutional framework which affects the incentives of those who make policy decisions and ensuring good leaders are selected. These twin elements of incentives and selection in politics are central themes of the book. The book is comprised of four self-contained essays.

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