Controlling Modern Government: Variety, Commonality and Change (New edition)

Controlling Modern Government: Variety, Commonality and Change (New edition)

By: Colin Scott (editor), Oliver James (editor), Christopher Hood (editor), B. Guy Peters (editor)Paperback

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Are public sector institutions being exposed to ever-greater oversight, audit and inspection in the name of efficiency, accountability and risk management? Controlling Modern Government explores the long-term development of controls over government across five major state traditions in developed democracies - US, Japan, variants of continental-European models, a Scandinavian case and variants of the Westminster model. A central aspect of the study is an eight country comparison of variety in the use of controls based in oversight, competition, mutuality and contrived randomness in the selected domains of the high bureaucracy at the core of the state, the higher education sector and the prison sector. Countries covered include Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA. Providing a comparison of trends in the last quarter century in control over public sector activities in OECD countries, this book will be invaluable reading for academics and graduate students focussing on political science and public administration, as well as policymakers in OECD countries.

About Author

Edited by Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government, All Souls College, Oxford, UK, Oliver James, Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK, B. Guy Peters, Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, US and Colin Scott, Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation, UCD College of Business and Law and Professor of EU Regulation and Governance, UCD School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland


Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction 1. Controlling Public Services and Government: Towards a Cross-National Perspective Part II: Control over Government in Three Domains 2. Prisons: Varying Oversight and Mutuality, Much Tinkering, Limited Control 3. Higher Education and University Research: Harnessing Competition and Mutuality to Oversight? 4. Higher Civil Servants: Neither Mutuality Implosion nor Oversight Explosion Part III: Conclusions 5. Conclusion: Making Sense of Controls over Government Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845425913
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781845425913
  • ISBN10: 184542591X
  • edition: New edition

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