Tools of Government A Guide to the New Governance

ISBN-10: 0195136659
ISBN-13: 9780195136654
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

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.

Preface
Directory of Participants
The New Governance and the Tools of Public Action: An Introduction
Direct Government
Government Corporations and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
Economic Regulation
Social Regulation
Government Insurance
Public Information
Corrective Taxes, Charges, and Tradable Permits
Contracting
Purchase-of-Service Contracting
Grants
Loans and Loan Guarantees
Tax Expenditures
Vouchers
Tort Liability
Managing Indirect Government
Financial Accountability in Indirect Government
Accountability Challenges of Third-Party Government
The Politics of Tool Choice
Policy Tools and Democracy
European Experience with Tools of Government
The Tools Approach and the New Governance: Conclusion and Implications
Bibliography
Index

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