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The privatization decision : public ends, private means

Author: John D Donahue
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What government activities should be contracted out to private companies? This thoughtful book by a Harvard policy analyst shuns global answers and explores how to examine individual cases.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Donahue
ISBN: 0465063586 9780465063581 0465063578 9780465063574
OCLC Number: 20014510
Description: viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The stakes: The architecture of accountability. Privatization and public spending --
Evidence and arguments: Organizational form and function. The evidence on efficiency. The terms of the privatization decision --
Cases and cautionary tales: Lessons from the Pentagon. Local service contracting. The private prisons debate. Business, government, and job training --
Conclusions: The (Limited) promise of privatization.
Responsibility: John D. Donahue.

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