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The blame game : spin, bureaucracy, and self-preservation in government / Christopher Hood.

by Hood, Christopher.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, N. J. : Princeton University Press, c2011Description: xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780691129952.Subject(s): Government accountability | Blame -- Political aspectsDDC classification: 320.01 H776
Contents:
Credit claiming, blame avoidance, and negativity bias -- Players in the blame game : inside the world of blame avoidance -- 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? -- Mixing and matching blame-avoidance strategies -- Democracy, good governance, and blame-avoidance -- The last word.
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Main / Collection principale 320.01 H776 (Browse shelf) Available

Spring 2012 Selected Accessions List.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-218) and index.

Credit claiming, blame avoidance, and negativity bias -- Players in the blame game : inside the world of blame avoidance -- 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? -- Mixing and matching blame-avoidance strategies -- Democracy, good governance, and blame-avoidance -- The last word.

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