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Concepts Map
Concepts and terms in public policy and management organized by subject

This page organizes the close to 1,000 concepts and terms currently in the Concept Dictionary by public policy and management subject. Concepts and terms that are used in more than one subject are assigned to the one that is most closely associated with that concept.

Analysis and Skills

 Strategy and Implementation (80)

  Agency Theory (The Principal-Agent Problem)
  Argument Mapping
  Assumptional Analysis
  Backward Mapping
  Boundary Analysis
  Bounded Rationality
  Brainstorming
  Capability Review Programme
  Causal Chain
  Causal Images
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 Economic Analysis (105)

  Ad Valorem Subsidy
  Ad Valorem Tax
  Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
  Assumption of Convex Preferences
  Assumption of Monotonic Preferences
  Assumption of Transitive Preferences
  Asymmetric Information
  Average Cost
  Budget Constraint
  Budget Line
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 Quantitative Methods (43)

  Binary Variable
  Bootstrapping
  Causal Relationship
  Central Limit Theorem
  Classification
  Data
  Data Collector Bias
  Data Generating Process (DGP)
  Dataset
  Dependent Variable
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 Management Sciences (54)

  Analytical Tools
  Anchoring Effect
  Argumentative Policy Analysis
  Break-even Analysis
  Comparative Research
  Confirmation Bias
  Content Analysis
  Cost-benefit Analysis
  Cost Effectiveness
  Cost-effectiveness Analysis
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 Leadership

  Coaching
  Collaborative Management
  Collective Leadership
  Groupthink
  Leader
  Leadership
  Leadership Development

 Communication

  Focus Groups
  Framing of Information
  Moral Suasion
  Narrative

 Professional Practice

  Management Consultant
  Orienting (Operational Skill)

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process (91)

  Absent Mandate
  Administrative Law
  Advice (in the Public Service context)
  Agenda
  Agenda Setting
  Backbencher
  Blame Avoidance
  Brokerage Politics
  Bureaucracy
  Bureaucratic Independence
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 Socioeconomic and Political Context (49)

  Aboriginal
  Absolute Inequality
  Assimilation
  Attentive Public
  Decline of Deference
  Demographics
  Distributive-Redistributive Policies
  Digital Divide
  Free Market Capitalism
  Generational Income Mobility
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 Ethics and Accountability (20)

  Abuse of Authority
  Accountability
  Accountability Framework
  Altruism
  Answerability
  Apparent Conflict of Interest
  Corruption
  Direct Transparency
  Due Diligence
  Federal Accountability Act
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 Intergovernmental and Global Context (30)

  Asymmetrical Federalism
  City Diplomacy
  Competition State
  Cooperative Federalism
  Cost-shared Programs
  Decentralization
  Executive Federalism
  Federalism
  Fiat Money
  Fiscal Federalism
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Management Functions

 Public Financial Management (124)

 
Accounting
 
Accounting Controls
 
Accounting Officer
 
Accrual Basis of Accounting
 
Accrual Output Budgeting
 
Active Monitoring
 
Activity
 
Activity Statement
 
Activity-Based Costing (ABC)
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 Evaluation and Performance Measurement (75)

 
Appraisal
 
Attribution
 
Audit
 
Audit Opinion
 
Audit Program
 
Audit Team
 
Baseline Information
 
Benchmark
 
Beneficiaries
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 Human Resource Management (36)

  Accelerated Lay-Off
  Appointment
  Appointment Framework
  Area of Selection (in public sector human resource management)
  Bargaining Agent
  Career Development
  Career Transition
  Delegation (in Staffing)
  Favouritism (in human resource management)
  Human Resources Planning
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 Information Management and Technology

  Access to Information Act
  Context of Information Practices
  Jointly Exhaustive Classification System
  Knowledge Management
  Knowledge Project
  Ontology
  Political Economy of Information
  Taxonomy

 Program and Service Delivery (21)

  Alternative Service Delivery
  Citizen-centred Service Delivery
  Client Satisfaction
  Digital-Era Governance
  E-Governance
  E-Government
  Emergency Management
  Inclusive management (in public management)
  Just-in-time Inventory
  Management Practices and Controls
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 Regulatory Policy and Management (30)

  Bargaining (in Regulatory Policy)
  Binding Rules
  California Effect
  Catastrophic Harms
  Civic (Private) Regulation
  Compliance
  Compliance Costs
  Deregulation
  Deterrence
  Discretion
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 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy (21)

  Advocacy Coalition
  Advocacy Group
  Charity
  Citizen Participation
  Citizens
  Citizens’ Juries
  Civic Associations
  Civil Society
  Interest Group
  Lobbying
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Policy Sectors

 Fiscal, Montetary and Tax Policy (68)

  Aggregate Demand
  Aggregate Supply Curve
  Automatic Stabilizers
  Bond
  Budget Deficit
  Budget Surplus
  Business Cycle
  Capital Flight
  Capital Mobility
  Central Bank
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 International Development (23)

  Aid
  Aid Effectiveness
  Capacity
  Capacity Building
  Capacity Development
  Catch-up Effect
  Community Score Card
  Development Economics
  East Asian Miracle
  Export-led Industrialization
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 Social Policy and Welfare (13)

  Confounding Child Effects
  Determinants of Child Development Outcomes
  Fade-Out of Childcare Participation Effects
  Extension Laws
  Minimum-Wage Law
  Neighbourhood Effects on Child Development
  Parental Involvement in Childcare
  Resilience to Childhood Environmental Stresses
  Social Benefits
  Social Policy
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 Health

  Mental Health Effects on Child Development

 Education (17)

  Accreditation
  Degree
  Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  E-Learning
  Higher Education
  Human Capital
  Illiteracy
  Occupational Certification
  Perry Preschool Project
  Post-secondary Education
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 Employment, Labour and Immigration (13)

  Discouraged Searchers
  Employment Insurance (EI)
  Employment Rate
  Immigration
  Involuntary Unemployment
  Labour Force
  Labour Force Participation Rate
  Labour Migration
  Net Migration
  Seasonal Employment
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 Cities, Urban and Regional Development (17)

  Benefit Model of Local Government Finance
  Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
  City
  Development Charges (Municipal Government)
  Localism
  Localization
  Property Tax (and Assessment)
  Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (in Municipal Finance)
  Tax Increment Financing (in Municipal Finance)
  The Tiebout Hypothesis
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 Environment and Sustainability (11)

  Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  Carrying Capacity
  Climate Change
  Ecology
  Environmentalism
  Global Warming Potential (GWP)
  Greenhouse Effect
  Kyoto Protocol
  Montreal Protocol
  Slow-acting Harms
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 Agriculture and Resources

  Natural Resources

 Science, Technology and Innovation

  Intellectual Property

 Industry, Trade and Investment

  Free Trade
  Import Quota
  Trade Liberalization

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

  Infrastructure

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

  Fragile State

 Policing and Justice Administration

  Community Policing

 Arts and Culture

  Trusteeship Model of Mass Media

 Financial Sector and Pensions

  Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  Financial Markets
  Financial System

 Other Policy Sectors


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