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High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives / Edition 1

High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives / Edition 1

by Robert Klitgaard, Paul C. Light Robert Klitgaard
ISBN-10:
0833037404
ISBN-13:
9780833037404
Pub. Date:
02/07/2005
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
ISBN-10:
0833037404
ISBN-13:
9780833037404
Pub. Date:
02/07/2005
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives / Edition 1

High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives / Edition 1

by Robert Klitgaard, Paul C. Light Robert Klitgaard

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Overview

In one of the most important critiques of U.S. government in more than a decade, the 2003 report of the Volcker Commission pulled no punches in describing an underperforming, dysfunctional U.S. government. The commission's report urged improvements in reorganization, leadership, and performance, but stopped short of specifying how to put its recommendations into practice. In High-Performace Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives experts from the RAND Corporation offer practical ways to reorganize and restructure, enhance leadership, and create flexible, performance-driven agencies. Edited by Robert Klitgaard, Dean and Ford Distinguished Professor of International Development and Security at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Paul C. Light, Founding Director of the Center for Public Service at the Brookings Institution and Senior Adviser to the Volcker Commission, this new book presents an innovative approach for rethinking government. This book looks at examples of successful reforms and examines what can be learned from them to improve the way our government works. High-Performance Government includes an opening discussion by Robert Klitgaards, the full text of the Volcker Commission report, and a dozen chapters by senior RAND researchers. These chapters discuss how to confront the challenges posed by the changing role and increasing uncertainty of government; restructure under the constraints of structural politics; reorganize the national security apparatus; tailor public-private partnerships to particular needs; reform the system of presidential appointments; enhance leadership and incentives in the civil service; and much more.


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ISBN-13: 9780833037404
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Publication date: 02/07/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Robert Klitgaard is dean and Ford Distinguished Professor of International Development and Security at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His books include Controlling Corruption and Choosing Elites. Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University. He was the Founding Director of the Center for Public Service at the Brookings Institution and Senior Adviser to the Volcker Commission. Light is the author of several books, including The Four Pillars Of High Performance: How Robust Organizations Achieve Extraordinary Results and Government's Greatest Achievements: From Civil Rights to Homeland Security .

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Urgent Business for America: Revitalizing the Federal Government for the 21st Century Part 3 What Broad Changes Will Transform Government In The Future? Chapter 4 Governing The Market State Chapter 5 High-Performance Government in an Uncertain World Part 6 Volcker Commission Recommendation 1: Reorganize by Mission Chapter 7 Organizing for Reorganizing Chapter 8 Four Ways to Restructure National Security in the U.S. Government Chapter 9 Using Public-Private Partnerships Successfully in the Federal Setting Part 10 Volcker Commission Recommendation 2: Enhance Leadership Chapter 11 Improving Government Process: From Velocity Management to Presidential Appointments Chapter 12 Developing Leadership: Emulating the Military Model Chapter 13 Broadening Public Leadership in a Globalized World Part 14 Volcker Commission Recommendation 3: Create Flexible, Performance-Driven Agencies Chapter 15 The Economic Complexities of Incentive Reform Chapter 16 Measuring Performance Chapter 17 Lessons from Performance Measurement in Education Chapter 18 Choosing and Using Performance Criteria

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