Public Priority Setting: Rules and Costs

Editors: Boorsma, Peter B., Aarts, Kees, Steenge, Albert E. (Eds.)

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At present we observe a decreasing role for the state in many areas where it used to be prominent. Amidst severe budgetary cuts, the state and its organs are confronted with ever louder calls for efficiency in public office (`value for money') and public performance. Simultaneously we see in many democratic welfare states the rise of new institutional forms and social organizations responding to new public priorities. Phenomena like privatization and de-regulation, new forms of regulation and self-regulation, and the rise of special issue groups are an expression of this.
This book seeks to provide order in some of today's issues and to offer analysis and explanation for selected topics. The book opens with contributions on the importance of concepts of present-day institutional economics interpreting modern governmental behavior and organization. Subsequent chapters deal with new developments in various fields such as environmental management and conservation, political legitimacy, or the new roles for covenants.
Audience: This volume will be of interest for scholars in the fields of public service, government studies and adjacent branches of economics, political science and law.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Boorsma, Peter B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Transaction Cost Economics and Public Administration

    Williamson, Oliver E.

    Pages 19-37

  • Setting Priorities: The IMF and World Bank and Structural Adjustment Programmes

    Hermes, Niels (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

  • The Effects of Firm- and Relation-Specific Characteristics on Quality of Supplier Relationships

    Jong, Gjalt (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

  • Marshall and the Quest for a New Paradigm

    Vries, Piet

    Pages 85-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Priority Setting: Rules and Costs
Editors
  • Peter B. Boorsma
  • Kees Aarts
  • Albert E. Steenge
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1487-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1487-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4823-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7165-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 338
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