Pass the buck or the buck stops here? The public costs of claiming and deflecting blame in managing crises

  title={Pass the buck or the buck stops here? The public costs of claiming and deflecting blame in managing crises},
  author={David R. Miller and Andrew Reeves},
  journal={Journal of Public Policy},
  pages={63 - 91}
Abstract When things go wrong, and the government may be to blame, the public support enjoyed by elected executives is vulnerable. Because attribution of responsibility is often not straightforward, elected executives can influence citizens’ evaluations of their performance through presentational strategies, or explanatory frames which describe their roles in the management of the crisis. We examine the effectiveness of two ubiquitous presentational strategies: blame claiming, where the… 

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