This chapter first shows what contribution a Public Service Bargain (PSB) perspective can make to the understanding of executive government. It claims that such a perspective can aid comparison, can be applied at various levels of aggregation, and can sharpen understanding of cheating and strategic behaviour. It then shows how the PSB perspective can add to existing analytical and comparative work on executive government. The future of PSBs is discussed and it is argued that rather than stasis, convergence, or divergence, the most likely future is one of further multiplication and, therefore, complication.
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