Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

by Daniel DiSalvo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199990740
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Daniel DiSalvo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The City College of New York-CUNY and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership. He has written on American political parties, elections, labor unions, state government, and public policy for both scholarly and popular publications, including National Affairs, The Public Interest, City Journal, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post. He is the author of Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, 1868-2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Battle over Collective Bargaining in Government

Chapter 1. Government Unions: Democracy, Equity, Efficiency, and Purpose

Chapter 2. The Unseen Rights Revolution

Chapter 3. Electing Your Own Boss

Chapter 4. Distorting Direct Democracy

Chapter 5. Government Lobbies Itself

Chapter 6. Public Employee Compensation and the Costs of Government

Chapter 7. Spending More, Getting Less

Chapter 8. Shelter from the Storm

Chapter 9. A Day of Reckoning?

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