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Market-Based Governance: Supply Side, Demand Side, Upside, and Downside / Edition 1
     

Market-Based Governance: Supply Side, Demand Side, Upside, and Downside / Edition 1

by John D. Donahue, Joseph S. Nye
 

ISBN-10: 0815706278

ISBN-13: 9780815706274

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The past quarter century of experiments with market means for pursuing public goals has deepened the reservoir of evidence on a hotly controversial topic. In this book sixteen authors assess this evidence -- from a full circle of scholarly vantage points -- to clarify the potential, and the risks, of market-based governance. A preface by Joseph S. Nye Jr. sets the

Overview

The past quarter century of experiments with market means for pursuing public goals has deepened the reservoir of evidence on a hotly controversial topic. In this book sixteen authors assess this evidence -- from a full circle of scholarly vantage points -- to clarify the potential, and the risks, of market-based governance. A preface by Joseph S. Nye Jr. sets the tone for the inquiry, and the first chapter by John D. Donahue casts market-based governance as an effort to crossbreed the "intensive accountability" that defines markets with the "extensive accountability" characteristic of government. The chapters that follow explore particular aspects of market-based governance.

The first section examines the "demand side" -- issues surrounding the public sector's role as a customer. Karen Eggleston, Richard Zeckhauser, and Peter Frumkin illuminate the debate over whether and when government should turn to the market to accomplish its missions, while Steven Kelman engages the often-neglected issue of how. Next, Georges de Menil, Frederick Schauer, and Virginia Wise engage the "supply side," taking up unsettled questions about government's role as a provider within the market system.

In the third section Robert Stavins, Archon Fung, Cary Coglianese, and David Lazer review the evidence on efforts to orchestrate accountability outside government by altering the incentives that operate inside market institutions. Elaine Kamarck, John D. Donahue, Mark Moore, and Robert Behn map both the upside and the downside of the market-based approach to improving governance in a final section.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815706274
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Visions of Governance in the 21st Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
1Market-Based Governance and the Architecture of Accountability1
Part 1Demand Side
2Government Contracting for Health Care29
3Service Contracting with Nonprofit and For-Profit Providers: On Preserving a Mixed Organizational Ecology66
4Strategic Contracting Management88
Part 2Supply Side
5Market and State Provision of Old-Age Security: An International Perspective105
6Bundling, Boundary Setting, and the Privatization of Legal Information128
Part 3Inside and Outside
7Making Social Markets: Dispersed Governance and Corporate Accountability145
8Lessons from the American Experiment with Market-Based Environmental Policies173
9Management-Based Regulatory Strategies201
Part 4Upside and Downside
10The End of Government as We Know It227
11The Problem of Public Jobs264
12Privatizing Public Management296
13Government Performance and the Conundrum of Public Trust323
Contributors349
Index351

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