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The Blame Game: Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government

Christopher Hood
Format
Book
Published
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9780691129952 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0691129959 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Blame, credit, and trust in executive government
  • Credit claiming, blame avoidance, and negativity bias
  • Players in the blame game : inside the world of blame avoidance
  • Avoiding blame : three basic strategies
  • Presentational strategies : winning the argument, drawing a line, changing the subject, and keeping a low profile
  • Agency strategies : direct or delegate, choose or inherit?
  • Policy or operational strategies
  • The institutional dynamics of blameworld : a new teflon era?
  • Living in a world of blame avoidance
  • Mixing and matching blame-avoidance strategies
  • Democracy, good governance, and blame-avoidance
  • The last word.
Description
xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-218) and index.
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