Tools of Government A Guide to the New Governance
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2002
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
|Directory of Participants|
|The New Governance and the Tools of Public Action: An Introduction|
|Government Corporations and Government-Sponsored Enterprises|
|Corrective Taxes, Charges, and Tradable Permits|
|Loans and Loan Guarantees|
|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|