The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance / Edition 1

The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance / Edition 1

by Odus V. Elliott
     
 

The Tools of Government is the first professional guide to the principles and practices of public administration in an age when governments no longer provide many services—but arrange for others to do so. Characterized by extensive collaboration among levels of government and between government and the private sector, this new approach to solving public

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The Tools of Government is the first professional guide to the principles and practices of public administration in an age when governments no longer provide many services—but arrange for others to do so. Characterized by extensive collaboration among levels of government and between government and the private sector, this new approach to solving public problems presents many new important issues.
Comprehensive in scope, this new book offers a first hand look at the challenges faced by contracting out to nonprofit and profit sectors for grants, insurance, regulation, vouchers, cooperative arrangements, tax data, grants-in-aid, and others. The chapters examine over 20 different tools in use today and summarizes their basic features, patterns of usage, key tasks, political and substantive rational, and the major management challenges that each one poses.
International in coverage and application, this book is ideal for students, teachers, and scholars in public administration, management, public policy, economics, political science, and nonprofit management; managers and heads of state, local, and federal agencies; executives in foundations and other nonprofit organizations; and academic, government, and research libraries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195136654
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/22/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Directory of Participants
1The New Governance and the Tools of Public Action: An Introduction1
2Direct Government48
3Government Corporations and Government-Sponsored Enterprises80
4Economic Regulation117
5Social Regulation156
6Government Insurance186
7Public Information217
8Corrective Taxes, Charges, and Tradable Permits255
9Contracting282
10Purchase-of-Service Contracting319
11Grants340
12Loans and Loan Guarantees381
13Tax Expenditures410
14Vouchers445
15Tort Liability466
16Managing Indirect Government490
17Financial Accountability in Indirect Government511
18Accountability Challenges of Third-Party Government523
19The Politics of Tool Choice552
20Policy Tools and Democracy565
21European Experience with Tools of Government585
22The Tools Approach and the New Governance: Conclusion and Implications600
Bibliography611
Index647

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