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Testing times: Exploring staged responses and the impact of blame management strategies in two examination fiasco cases

Abstract:

This article examines the responses of ministers facing high levels of blame in the press after serious failures in the public exam system for school-leavers in Scotland in 2000 and England in 2002. It develops a method for systematic analysis and comparison of the behaviour of officeholders facing blame, tests the hypothesis that ministers will accept personal culpability only after other ways of handling blame have been exhausted and uses time series intervention models to show how one can ...

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Journal:
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH
Volume:
48
Issue:
6
Pages:
695-722
Publication date:
2009-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-6765
ISSN:
0304-4130
URN:
uuid:227cb0b8-c873-4d02-86c3-597e7220c17a
Source identifiers:
59133
Local pid:
pubs:59133
Language:
English

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