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Reinventing Government: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government

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Reinventing Government details the most revolutionary idea of our time — an idea whose time has come. Its authors give proof positive that government does not have to be a gigantic and inefficient bureaucracy. Instead, it can govern in the true sense of the word, by tapping the tremendous power of the entrepreneurial process and the force of the free market. In case after case, the authors show how this approach already has proven its worth all over the country — in schools, in slums, in sanitation, in a host of other areas where enterprising and innovative public officials have delivered a far bigger public service bang for every budgeted buck. To cut taxes and improve services at the same time may seem too good to be true. Yet now we have in our hands a way to make it come true — if we and politicians of all parties and persuasions read it and use it.

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"A landmark in the debate on the future of public policy." The Washington Post

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"Required reading for burned-out civic reformers, and stirring stuff for socially concerned businesspeople." Kirkus Reviews

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"The new gospel of good government...chronicles the efforts of hundreds of government officials to bring business technologies to public service." Business Week

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"Should be read by every elected official in America. This book gives us the bueprint." Bill Clinton

Synopsis:

A revolution is stirring in America. People are increasingly dissatisfied with the way the government works. This New York Times bestseller is both a call to arms against bureaucratic malaise and a guide for those who want to build something better. Using case studies from around the country, the authors lay out a road map for entrepreneurial government which applies results-oriented philosophies to public policy.

About the Author

David Osborne, managing partner of The Public Strategies Group, has served as an advisor to Vice President Al Gore, a consultant to America?s public sector managers and a counselor to leaders worldwide. He lives in Essex, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction: An American Perestroika

1. Catalytic Government: Steering Rather Than Rowing

2. Community-Owned Government: Empowering Rather Than Serving

3. Competitive Government: Injecting Competition into Service Delivery

4. Mission-Driven Government: Transforming Rule-Driven Organizations

5. Results-Oriented Government: Funding Outcomes, Not Inputs

6. Customer-Driven Government: Meeting the Needs of the Customer, Not Bureaucracy

7. Enterprising Government: Earning Rather Than Spending

8. Anticipatory Government: Prevention Rather Than Cure

9. Decentralized Government: From Hierarchy to Participation and Teamwork

10. Market-Oriented Government: Leveraging Change Through the Market

11. Putting It All Together

Appendix A

Appendix B

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452269422
With:
Gaebler, Ted
Author:
Gaebler, Ted
Author:
Osborne, David
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Bureaucracy
Subject:
Administrative agencies
Subject:
Government productivity
Subject:
Entrepreneurship -- United States.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Administrative agencies -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.01x5.36x1.04 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "A landmark in the debate on the future of public policy."
"Review" by , "Required reading for burned-out civic reformers, and stirring stuff for socially concerned businesspeople."
"Review" by , "The new gospel of good government...chronicles the efforts of hundreds of government officials to bring business technologies to public service."
"Review" by , "Should be read by every elected official in America. This book gives us the bueprint."
"Synopsis" by , A revolution is stirring in America. People are increasingly dissatisfied with the way the government works. This New York Times bestseller is both a call to arms against bureaucratic malaise and a guide for those who want to build something better. Using case studies from around the country, the authors lay out a road map for entrepreneurial government which applies results-oriented philosophies to public policy.
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