Public-Private Policy Partnerships
PUBLISHER: MIT Press
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Partnerships between the public and private sectors to fulfill public functions areon the increase at every level of government. In the United States and Canada they currently operatein most policy areas, and in the U.S. trial programs are planned by the Internal Revenue Service,the Census Bureau, and the Social Security Administration.Partnerships represent the secondgeneration of efforts to bring competitive market discipline to bear on government operations.Unlike the first generation of privatizing efforts, partnering involves sharing both responsibilityand financial risk. In the best situations, the strengths of each sector maximize overallperformance. In these cases, partnering institutionalizes collaborative arrangements in which thedifferences between the sectors become blurred.This is the first book to evaluate public-privatepartnerships in a broad range of policy areas. The chapters focus on education, health care andhealth policy, welfare, prisons, the criminal justice system, environmental policy, energy policy,technology research and development, and transportation. The contributors come from a number offields, including political science, education, law, economics, and public health. They mergeexperiential and social-scientific findings to examine how partnerships perform, to identify theconditions in which they work best, and to determine when they might be expected tofail.Contributors : Ronald J. Daniels, James A. Dunn, Jr., Sheldon Kamieniecki, Harry M. Levin,Stephen H. Linder, Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr., Mark Carl Rom, Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau, Walter A.Rosenbaum, Anne Larason Schneider, David Shafie, Julie Silvers, Michael S. Sparer, Joseph E.Stiglitz, Michael J. Trebilcock, Scott J. Wallsten.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/30/2000
CATEGORY: Business & Economics, Political Science