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Why government fails so often : and how it can do better

Author: Peter H Schuck
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2014.
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From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals, is the growing threat to the government's democratic legitimacy.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schuck, Peter.
Why Government Fails So Often.
Princeton University Press 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Schuck
ISBN: 9781400850044 1400850045 1306494761 9781306494762
OCLC Number: 872633861
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Government & Politics 2015
Description: 1 online resource (x, 471 pages)
Contents: The context of policy making. Success, failure, and in between ; Policy-making functions, processes, missions, instruments, and institution ; The political culture of policy making --
The structural sources of policy failure. Incentives and collective irrationality ; Information, inflexibility, incredibility, and mismanagement ; Markets ; Implementation ; The limits of law ; The bureaucracy ; Policy successes --
Remedies and reprise. Remedies : lowering government's failure rate.
Responsibility: Peter Schuck.

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From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. This book provides a range of examples and an enormous body of evidence to  Read more...

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