The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance

Hardcover | December 15, 2001

EditorLester M. Salamon

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The Tools of Government is the first professional guide to the principles and practices of public administration in an age when governments no longer provide many services-but arrange for others to do so. Characterized by extensive collaboration among levels of government and betweengovernment and the private sector, this new approach to solving public problems presents many new important issues. Comprehensive in scope, this new book offers a first hand look at the challenges faced by contracting out to nonprofit and profit sectors for grants, insurance, regulation, vouchers, cooperative arrangements, tax data, grants-in-aid, and others. The chapters examine over 20 different tools in usetoday and summarizes their basic features, patterns of usage, key tasks, political and substantive rational, and the major management challenges that each one poses. International in coverage and application, this book is ideal for students, teachers, and scholars in public administration, management, public policy, economics, political science, and nonprofit management; managers and heads of state, local, and federal agencies; executives in foundations andother nonprofit organizations; and academic, government, and research libraries.

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The Tools of Government is the first professional guide to the principles and practices of public administration in an age when governments no longer provide many services-but arrange for others to do so. Characterized by extensive collaboration among levels of government and betweengovernment and the private sector, this new approach...

Lester M. Salamon is at Johns Hopkins University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 7.4 × 10.2 × 2.09 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195136659

ISBN - 13:9780195136654

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Table of Contents

1. Lester M. Salamon: "The New Governance and the Tools of Public Action: An Introduction"2. Christopher K. Leman: "Direct Government"3. Thomas H. Stanton and Ronald C. Moe: "Government Corporations and Government-Sponsered Enterprises"4. Lester M. Salamon: "Economic Regulation"5. Peter J. May: "Social Regulation"6. Ron J. Feldman: "Government Insurance"7. Janet A. Weiss: "Public Information"8. Joseph J. Cordes: "Corrective Taxes, Charges, and Tradable Permits"9. Steven J. Kelman: "Contracting"10. Ruth Hoogland DeHoog and Lester M. Salamon: "Purchase-of-Service Contracting"11. David R. Beam and Timothy J. Conlan: "Grants"12. Thomas H. Stanton: "Loans and Loan Guarantees"13. Christopher Howard: "Tax Ependitures"14. C. Eugene Steuerle and Eric C. Twombly: "Vouchers"15. Peter H. Schuck: "Tort Liability"16. Donald F. Kettl: "Managing Indirect Government"17. John J. Lordan: "Financial Accountability in Indirect Government"18. Paul L. Posner: "Accountability Challenges of Third-Party Government"19. B. Guy Peters: "The Politics of Choice"20. Steven Rathgeb Smith and Helen Ingram: "Policy Tools and Democracy"21. Arthur B. Ringeling: "European Experience with Tools of Government"22. Lester M. Salamon: "The Tools Approach and the New Governance: Conclusion and Implications"

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"the tools approach should really drive government towards better tool selection, and better overall performance."--Mark Abramson, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government