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The Resource Government by contract : outsourcing and American democracy, edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow

Government by contract : outsourcing and American democracy, edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow

Label
Government by contract : outsourcing and American democracy
Title
Government by contract
Title remainder
outsourcing and American democracy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Dramatic Growth of Government since the New Deal prompts concern among libertarians and conservatives and also among those who worry about government's costs, efficiency, and quality of service. This concern, combined with rising confidence in private markets, motivates the widespread shift of federal and state government work to private organizations. This shift typically alters only who performs the work, not who pays or is ultimately responsible for it. "Government by contract" now includes military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management, and interrogation of terrorism suspects." "Outsourcing government work raises questions of accountability. What role should costs, quality, and democratic oversight play in contracting out government work? What tools do citizens and consumers need to evaluate the effectiveness of government contracts? How can the work be structured for optimal performance as well as compliance with public values?" "Government by Contract explains the phenomenon and scope of government outsourcing and sets an agenda for future research attentive to workforce capacities as well as legal, economic, and political concerns." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Freeman, Jody
  • Minow, Martha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contracting out
  • Privatization
  • Contracting out
  • Privatization
  • United States
Label
Government by contract : outsourcing and American democracy, edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780674032088
Lccn
2008027501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225874261
Label
Government by contract : outsourcing and American democracy, edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780674032088
Lccn
2008027501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225874261

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