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Telecommunications Regulation: Culture, Chaos and Interdependence Inside the Regulatory Process

by Clare Hall, Christopher Hood & Colin Scott

Using unprecedented access to the key actors inside the UK Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL) and supporting interviews, this book explores how telecommunications regulation works from the inside.

The Blame Game: Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government

by Christopher Hood

The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational life, and blame avoidance pervades government and public organizations at every level. Political...

Dealing with Disaster in Japan

by Christopher Hood

Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the...

A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

by Christopher Hood & Ruth Dixon

The UK is said to have been one of the most prolific reformers of its public administration. Successive reforms have been accompanied by claims that the changes would make the world a better place by transforming...