Translating Agency Reform: Rhetoric and Culture in Comparative Perspective by A. SmullenTranslating Agency Reform: Rhetoric and Culture in Comparative Perspective by A. Smullen

Translating Agency Reform: Rhetoric and Culture in Comparative Perspective

byA. Smullen

Hardcover | April 29, 2010

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Through comparative analysis this book examines and explains the official rhetoric of agency reform across consensus and adversarial political cultures. It traces the trajectory of talk about agency reform in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia and identifies the national styles of speaking that mediated the agency idea.
AMANDA SMULLEN is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Management, Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is co-author ofAgencies: How Governments Do Things Through Semi-Autonomous Organizationsand has published in various journals includingPublic Administration,Comparative Policy AnalysisandCritical ...
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Title:Translating Agency Reform: Rhetoric and Culture in Comparative PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:191 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.6 inPublished:April 29, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580726

ISBN - 13:9780230580725

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Table of Contents

PART I: SETTING THE SCENE Translating Agency Reform Agency reform: Tracing a public management fashion PART II: THEORY AND TALK Theoretical Conceptual Tools: rhetoric and culture The Trajectory of Agency Talk Across The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia PART III: COMPARING AND EXPLAINING AGENCY TALK Comparing Official Agency Talk: National styles of speaking and the role of cultural context? The Role of Culturally Flavoured Stories and Their National Translations Conclusion