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Title Paradoxes of modernization : unintended consequences of public policy reform / edited by Helen Margetts, Perri 6, Christopher Hood.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Subject Policy sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Alt Name Margetts, Helen.
6, Perri, 1960-
Hood, Christopher, 1947-
Description 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-262) and index.
Summary 'Paradoxes of Modernization' explores the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with 'modernisation' projects and tackles the key question that they provoke - why do policy-makers persist in such enterprises in the face of evidence that they tend to fail?
Contents The drive to modernize : a world of surprises? / Christopher Hood, Helen Margetts, and Perri 6 -- Modernization dreams and public policy reform / Helen Margetts -- When forethought and outturn part : types of unanticipated and unintended consequences / Perri 6 -- Ranking US public affairs educational programmes : searching for quality, finding equilibrium? / H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk -- Et in Arcadia Ego : from techno-utopia to cybercrime / Jeanette Hofmann -- Happy surprises : the development of the World Wide Web and the semantic web / Yorick Wilks -- Addressing undernutrition in India : do "rational" approaches work? / Devi Sridhar -- Integration at any price : the case of the NHS National Programme for Information Technology / Justin Keen -- Post-Second World War British railways : the unintended consequences of insufficient government intervention / Timothy Leunig -- The paradox of performance-related pay systems : why do we keep adopting them in the face of evidence that they fail to motivate? / David Marsden -- What if public management reform actually works? : the paradoxical success of performance management in English local government / George Boyne, Oliver James, Peter John, Nicolai Petrovsky -- Modernization, balance, and variety / Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191585104 (electronic bk.)
0191585106 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 650264243
Additional Format Print version: Paradoxes of modernization. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199573547 (OCoLC)515462771