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Nonprofits for hire : the welfare state in the age of contracting

Author: Steven Rathgeb Smith; Michael Lipsky
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
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Given the breadth of government funding of nonprofit agencies, this first study of the social, political, and organizational effects of this service strategy is an essential contribution to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Steven Rathgeb, 1951-
Nonprofits for hire.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92026625
(OCoLC)26402747
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rathgeb Smith; Michael Lipsky
ISBN: 9780674043817 0674043812 0674626397 9780674626393
OCLC Number: 654582400
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 292 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Part I: The Turn to Nonprofits""; ""1. Contracting for Services in the Welfare State""; ""The Scope of Nonprofit Service Organizations""; ""Issues for the Welfare State""; ""2. Nonprofit Organizations and Community""; ""Nonprofits as Manifestations of Community""; ""Community and the Theory of Nonprofit Organizations""; ""Toward a Political Explanation of Nonprofit Organizations""; ""Three Types of Nonprofit Service Agencies""; ""Part II: The Contracting Regime""; ""Introduction to Part II""; ""3. The Political Economy of Nonprofit Revenues"" ""Historical Background""""Impact at the Service Delivery Level""; ""The Reagan Era and a Changing Federal Role""; ""4. Guardians of Community and Issues of Governance""; ""Boards of Directors""; ""Executive Directors""; ""Boards, Executives, and Community""; ""5. Service Providers for the Welfare State""; ""Professionalization""; ""Deprofessionalization and Government Funding""; ""Volunteers and Organizational Capacity""; ""The New Street-Level Bureaucrats""; ""6. Services and Clients under Contracting""; ""Imperatives of Public and Nonprofit Service Organizations"" ""Significance of Differences between Government and Nonprofits""""Changes in Practices under Contracting""; ""7. Dilemmas of Management in Nonprofit Organizations""; ""Understanding the Nonprofit Organization""; ""Cash Flow""; ""The Dance of Contract Renewal""; ""The Question of Goal Succession""; ""Part III: Implications for the Welfare State""; ""8. The New Politics of the Contracting Regime""; ""Individual Agencies in the Political Process""; ""The Rise of Associations of Nonprofit Providers""; ""The Corporatist Politics of the Contracting Regime""; ""The Nonprofit Sector under Attack"" ""9. Privatization in Human Services: A Critique""""Why Does Government Contract with Nonprofit Agencies?""; ""Perfmmance Assessment""; ""The Irony of Privatization through Contracting""; ""10. Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and the Welfare State""; ""Issues of Citizenship""; ""Contracting as Symbolic Politics""; ""Toward a Balanced Approach to Communal Prouision""; ""Tables""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Steven Rathgeb Smith and Michael Lipsky.

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