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Hood, Christopher, 1947-
The blame game : spin, bureaucracy, and self-preservation in government / Christopher Hood
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  JF1351 .H67 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Government accountability
Blame -- Political aspects
Physical Description xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-218) and index

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