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You don't always get what you pay for : the economics of privatization

Author: Elliott Sclar
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2000.
Series: Century Foundation book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In You Don't Always Get What You Pay For, Elliott D. Sclar offers a look at the pitfalls and promises of public sector privatization in the United States. By describing the underlying economic dynamics of how public agencies and private organizations actually work together, he provides an analysis of the assumptions behind the case for privatization."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sclar, Elliott.
You don't always get what you pay for.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606327382
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Sclar
ISBN: 0801437334 9780801437335 0801487625 9780801487620
OCLC Number: 42692298
Description: xiii, 184 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The urge to privatize: from the bureaucratic state to the contract state --
What is the public buying? Identifying the contracted public good --
Public vs. private production: is one better and how would you know? --
What's competition got to do with it? Market structures and public contracting --
All in the system: organizational theories and public contracting --
Restructuring work: the relational contract --
The privatization of public service: economic limits of the contract state.
Series Title: Century Foundation book.
Responsibility: Elliott D. Sclar.
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"In You Don't Always Get What You Pay For, Elliott D. Sclar offers a look at the pitfalls and promises of public sector privatization in the United States. By describing the underlying economic dynamics of how public agencies and private organizations actually work together, he provides an analysis of the assumptions behind the case for privatization."--Jacket.

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