Public-Private Policy Partnerships / Edition 1

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Overview

Partnerships between the public and private sectors to fulfill public functions are on the increase at every level of government. In the United States and Canada they currently operate in most policy areas, and in the U.S. trial programs are planned by the Internal Revenue Service, the Census Bureau, and the Social Security Administration.Partnerships represent the second generation of efforts to bring competitive market discipline to bear on government operations. Unlike the first generation of privatizing efforts, partnering involves sharing both responsibility and financial risk. In the best situations, the strengths of each sector maximize overall performance. In these cases, partnering institutionalizes collaborative arrangements in which the differences between the sectors become blurred.This is the first book to evaluate public-private partnerships in a broad range of policy areas. The chapters focus on education, health care and health policy, welfare, prisons, the criminal justice system, environmental policy, energy policy, technology research and development, and transportation. The contributors come from a number of fields, including political science, education, law,economics, and public health. They merge experiential and social-scientific findings to examine how partnerships perform, to identify the conditions in which they work best, and to determine when they might be expected to fail.Contributors : Ronald J.

Daniels, James A. Dunn, Jr., Sheldon Kamieniecki, Harry M. Levin, Stephen H. Linder,Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr., Mark Carl Rom, Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau, Walter A.

Rosenbaum, Anne Larason Schneider, David Shafie, Julie Silvers, Michael S. Sparer,Joseph E. Stiglitz, Michael J. Trebilcock, Scott J. Wallsten.

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"From private prisons to high technology, this book cuts through boththe hype and hostility regarding privatization and public-privatepartnerships. It provides instead solid policy analysis regarding abroad range of contemporary initiatives." Robert Paehlke, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262681148
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Mapping the Terrain of the PublicPrivate Policy
Partnership
Stephen H. Linder and Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau
2 Coming to Terms With the PublicPrivate
Partnership
A Grammar of Multiple Meanings
Stephen H. Linder
3 PublicPrivate Technology Partnerships
Promises and Pitfals
Joseph E. Stiglitz and Scott J. Wallsten
4 The Good Lessons of Bad Experience
Rethinking the Future of Commercial Nuclear Power
Walter A. Rosenbaum
5 Transporation
PolicyLevel Partnerships and ProjectBased Partnerships
James A. Dunn, Jr.
6 An Organizational Analysis of the PublicPrivate
Partnership in the Provision of Public Infrastructure
Ronald J. Daniels and Michael J. Trebilcock
7 Forming Partnerships in Environmental Policy
The Business of Emissions Trading in Clean Air Management
Sheldon Kamieniecki, David Shafie, and Julie Silvers
8 The PublicPrivate Nexus in Education
Harry M. Levin
9 Myths and Misunderstandings
Health, Policy, the Devolution Revolution, and the Push for
Privatization

Michael S. Sparer
10 From Welfare State to Opportunity, Inc.
PublicPrivate Partnerships in Welfare Reform
Mark Carl Rom
11 Policy Partnering Between the Public and the
NotforProfit Private Sectors
A Key Policy Lever or a Dire Warning of Difficulty Ahead?
Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr.
12 PublicPrivate Partnerships in the U.S. Prison
System
Anne Larson Schneider
13 The Strengths and Weaknesses of PublicPrivate Policy
Partnerships
Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau
About the Contributors
Index
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