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Principals, agents, and passing the buck: how delegation is used by leaders to manage blame

Mitchell, Neil (2021) Principals, agents, and passing the buck: how delegation is used by leaders to manage blame. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (23 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Delegation can improve the efficiency of policymaking and generate a sense of shared responsibility. Yet when it goes wrong, it can undermine accountability, create conflicts, and aid corruption. Drawing on a new book, Neil Mitchell explains how delegation can be used to manage blame, and why accepted accounts of the principal-agent relationship are incomplete.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 13:48
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2021 13:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112308

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