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Shifting and Shirking: political appointments for contracting out services in Israeli local government

Bresler-Gonen, Rotem; Dowding, Keith


Principal-agent models in public administration concentrate upon policy drift-when agencies allow policy to drift away from the bliss point of executive politicians. We distinguish two types of policy drift: policy shifting and agent shirking. The first occurs when agents' political bliss points are located differently from those of their principals. The second occurs when agents do not competently carry out their principals' wishes. One response to policy shift is to appoint agents who share...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Urban Affairs Review
DOI: 10.1177/1078087408328050


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