Outsourcing Sovereignty: Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do about It

Outsourcing Sovereignty: Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do about It

by Paul R. Verkuil
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521867045

ISBN-13: 9780521867047

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reliance on the private military industry and the privatization of public functions has left our government less able to govern effectively. When decisions that should have been taken by government officials are delegated (wholly or in part) to private contractors without appropriate oversight, the public interest is jeopardized. Books on private military have

Overview

Reliance on the private military industry and the privatization of public functions has left our government less able to govern effectively. When decisions that should have been taken by government officials are delegated (wholly or in part) to private contractors without appropriate oversight, the public interest is jeopardized. Books on private military have described the problem well, but they have not offered prescriptions or solutions this book does.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521867047
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The privatization movement: an overview; 3. The privatization of government functions; 4. The public-private distinction and constitutional law; 5. The nondelegable duty to govern; 6. The administrative restrictions on contracting out inherent government functions; 7. The role of the Courts and Congress in preserving government functions; 8. Conclusions.

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