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Nonprofits for Hire : the Welfare State in the Age of Contracting.

Author: Steven Rathgeb; Michael Lipsky
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rathgeb, Steven.
Nonprofits for Hire : The Welfare State in the Age of Contracting.
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rathgeb; Michael Lipsky
ISBN: 9780674043817 0674043812
OCLC Number: 1041149105
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages)
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 Role4. 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 OrganizationsUnderstanding 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 Contracting10. Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and the Welfare State; Issues of Citizenship; Contracting as Symbolic Politics; Toward a Balanced Approach to Communal Prouision; Tables; Notes; Index.

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