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Partners, Not Rivals: Privatization and the Public Good
     

Partners, Not Rivals: Privatization and the Public Good

by Martha Minow
 

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What happens when private companies, nonprofit agencies, and religious groups manage what government used to-in education, criminal justice, legal services, and welfare programs? In this important book, renowned legal scholar Martha Minow takes on this astonishingly unexamined change in our public life and shows how to guard against the dangers of privatization to

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What happens when private companies, nonprofit agencies, and religious groups manage what government used to-in education, criminal justice, legal services, and welfare programs? In this important book, renowned legal scholar Martha Minow takes on this astonishingly unexamined change in our public life and shows how to guard against the dangers of privatization to preserve our basic freedoms.

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Minow makes us aware of changes in our understanding of freedom and democracy and our commitment to provide for basic human needs. This book allows for greater understanding of the overarching philosophical issues that encompass these changes in public policy. —Erin Morris Miller, American School Board Journal

"Minow raises many provocative issues. . . . She writes with concern and conviction. Minow's argument for public-private partnership rather than rivalry is a compelling one." —Michael Bisesi,America: The Catholic Weekly Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807043318
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
08/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.15(h) x 0.60(d)

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E. J. Dionne,Jr.
Martha Minow is one of our nation's wisest and most engaging public philosophers. She can be completely clear about complex matters and always reminds us that the hardest political choices are not between good and evil, but between good and good. Like John Dewey, she asks how we can strengthen our sense of mutual civic obligation and social solidarity without compromising our individual freedoms. She cuts through an encrusted debate over privatization with a lucidity and freshness we badly need.
— syndicated columnist and author of Why Americans Hate Politics

Meet the Author

Martha Minow is professor of law at Harvard Law School and author of numerous books, including Between Vengeance and Forgiveness. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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