Making Government Work: Lessons from America's Governors and Mayors / Edition 352

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The role of government, particularly at the state and local levels, has evolved dramatically over recent years. In Making Government Work, a bipartisan collection of the nation's most innovative governors and big city mayors describe how they make government more efficient and effective. From welfare to clean water, these original essays discuss a wide variety of issues and propose progressive solutions that will influence the thinking of all Americans interested in politics. Click here for more information on one of the editors and the book.

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Journal of Economic Literature
Eighteen papers provide insights from some of America's most innovative governors and mayors as to how to make state and local government more efficient and competitive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847699728
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 352
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul J. Andrisani is director of the Center for Labor and Human Resource Studies and codirector of the Privatization Research Center at Temple University, where he is also professor of management in the School of Business and Management. Simon Hakim is professor of economics and codirector of the Privatization Research Center at Temple University. Eva M. Leeds is a visiting assistant professor at Moravian College and is the author of several articles on housing finance and privatization.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Restructuring, Quality Management and Privatization in State Government: An Overview of Trends and Options Part 4 Lessons From Governors Chapter 5 Restructuring Government: The Virginia Renaissance Chapter 6 Privatization in Iowa: A Business Case for Decision Making Chapter 7 Bush/Brogan A+ Plan for Education Chapter 8 The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP): A Thorough Restructuring of Welfare Chapter 9 The Strategic Approach to Privatization Chapter 10 Reforming Georgia State Government: Lake Lanier Island Resort and Water Park Chapter 11 Creating a Culture of Innovation: Pennsylvania's Prime Initiative Chapter 12 Public - Private Partnerships: One Sector Part 13 Lessons From Mayors Chapter 14 The Role of Privatization in the City of Detroit's Turnaround Chapter 15 How Atlanta Entered into the Largest Privatization Contract in North America Chapter 16 The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy - CAPS Chapter 17 Reforming New York City: A New Chapter in Re-Inventing Government Chapter 18 The City of San Diego's Multiple Species Conservation Program:Restructuring Government through a Community Partnership Chapter 19 City Services in the Competitive Marketplace Chapter 20 Managed Competition in Charlotte Chapter 21 Privatizing Government Services in New Orleans Chapter 22 Competitive Contracting: The Philadelphia Story

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