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Modeling Bureaucratic Incentive Systems in a Local Public Economy

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:38:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:38:25Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1644
dc.description.abstract (From page 1:) "Distinquished groups of scholars and public officials, such as the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, have argued for many years that the structure of government in most metropolitan areas is a jungle, a maze, a jigsaw puzzle, a hurdle -- or other terms that convey the sense of being chaotic (ACIR 1977). The reform repeatedly recommended for metropolitan areas is to simplify the structure. Good government is equated with simple structure. Bad government is associated with comples structure. This has been implicitly assumed. My colleagues and I at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis have argued for some time that before we recommend massive changes in the structure of local government, we should understand how structure affects performance (V. Ostrom, Tiebout, and Warren, 1961; V. Ostrom and E. Ostrom, 1966; E. Ostrom, Parks, and Whitaker, 1978; E. Ostrom and Parks, 1982). "Without an understanding of how political structure affects outcomes, we cannot know whether recommended reforms will improve or detract from the performance of local governments..." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject service delivery en_US
dc.subject structure en_US
dc.subject bureaucracy--theory en_US
dc.subject local public economy en_US
dc.title Modeling Bureaucratic Incentive Systems in a Local Public Economy en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Edmund Janes James Lecture en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates October 5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc University of Illinois en_US
dc.submitter.email hess@indiana.edu en_US

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