- Introduction : reframing the outsourcing debates / Jody Freeman and Martha Minow -- Recent developments. Public-private governance : a historical introduction / William J. Novak -- The transformation of government work : causes, consequences and distortions / John Donahue -- The federal framework for competing commercial work between the public and private sectors / Mathew Blum -- Cases and critiques. Rent-a-regulator : design and innovation in environmental decision making / Miriam Seifter -- Outsourcing power : privatizing military efforts and the risks to accountability, professionalism, and democracy / Martha Minow -- How privatization thinks : the case of prisons / Sharon Dolovich -- Responses and reforms. A. Don't increase regulation -- Achieving contracting goals and recognizing public law concerns : a contracting management perspective / Steven J. Kelman -- Federal contracting in context : what drives it, how to improve it / Stan Soloway and Alan Chvotkin -- B. Use existing tools -- Six simple steps to increase contractor accountability / Nina A. Mendelson -- Privatization and democracy : resources in administrative law / Alfred C. Aman, Jr -- C. Press constitutional restrictions -- Private delegations, due process, and the duty to supervise / Gillian E. Metzger -- Outsourcing and the duty to govern / Paul R. Verkuil -- Public values/private contract / Laura A. Dickinson.
- "The Dramatic Growth of Government since the New Deal prompts concern among libertarians and conservatives and also among those who worry about government's costs, efficiency, and quality of service. This concern, combined with rising confidence in private markets, motivates the widespread shift of federal and state government work to private organizations. This shift typically alters only who performs the work, not who pays or is ultimately responsible for it. "Government by contract" now includes military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management, and interrogation of terrorism suspects." "Outsourcing government work raises questions of accountability. What role should costs, quality, and democratic oversight play in contracting out government work? What tools do citizens and consumers need to evaluate the effectiveness of government contracts? How can the work be structured for optimal performance as well as compliance with public values?" "Government by Contract explains the phenomenon and scope of government outsourcing and sets an agenda for future research attentive to workforce capacities as well as legal, economic, and political concerns."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780674032088 (alk. paper)
067403208X (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -512) and index.
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