The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government

The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government

by Daniel L. Feldman, David R. Eichenthal
     
 

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Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.

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Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.

Editorial Reviews

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“What makes this book valuable is its in-depth analysis, complete with true stories, of legislative and executive oversight efforts.” — Political Science Quarterly

The Art of the Watchdog … ought to be required reading for any government executive. It’s a timely reminder of the necessity for holding appointed and elected officials accountable.” — New York Times

In The Art of the Watchdog, Feldman and Eichenthal offer a comprehensive overview of the world of oversight from the perspective of two authors who have been around the block a time or two. If you want to understand the different forms of watchdogs and how they both succeed and fail, there is no better resource available.” — Neil M. Barofsky, author of Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

“This is simply the best book written on the government watchdog function. It smartly explains how a persistent, gutsy, and empirical watchdog can be a tugboat moving supertankers.” — Mark J. Green, former New York City Public Advocate and author of Who Runs Congress?

“Who really watches out for abuses and waste in government? Often it is committed public servants who understand that oversight is part of doing the people’s business. Feldman and Eichenthal show how effective watchdogs can lead to better government performance and improved public confidence.” — Tom Griscom, former White House Communications Director in the Reagan administration

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438449302
Publisher:
state University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Series:
Excelsior Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel L. Feldman is Associate Professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and coauthor (with Gerald Benjamin) of Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State, also published by SUNY Press. David R. Eichenthal is a Director with Public Financial Management, Inc. and Senior Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law, Center for Research in Crime and Justice.

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