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by William T. Gormley

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  • ISBN 0299117006
  • ISBN13 978-0299117009
  • Language English
  • Author William T. Gormley
  • Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Pr (May 1, 1991)
  • Pages 320
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  • Category Business
  • Subcategory Economics
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Privatization - the transfer of responsibility for public services from the public to the private sector - currently evokes intense interest from policy makers. To its advocates, privatization conjures up visions of a lean, streamlined public sector reliant upon the private market-place for the delivery of public services. To opponents, it conjures up visions of a beleaguered government bureaucracy ceding vital public services to unreliable entrepreneurs. At best, privatization can reduce the costs of government and introduce new possibilities for the better delivery of services. At worst, it may undermine equity, quality, and accountability. In this book, scholars from several social science disciplines evaluate privatization efforts in the United States and abroad, and at different levels of government: federal, state, and local. They look primarily at three important policy areas - education, housing, and law enforcement - that sharply illustrate the dilemmas facing policy makers as the debate about privatization shifts from the delivery of "hard" services, such as refuse collection, to human services. Contributors have very different perspectives: some are enthusiastic about privatization, others are very skeptical indeed. None of these papers has been published elsewhere; the volume developed from a 1987 conference on privatization sponsored by the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A strength of this collection lies in its consideration of alternative forms of service delivery. The privatization of public housing, for instance, may involve subsidies to the poor (vouchers), tenant management (a hybrid form of privatization), or outright sale. How, and how well, have such policies worked? Examples from other countries may prove especially enlightening: the English sale of public housing to tenants is one of the largest asset sales in the entire privatization movement; Australia has experimented with the privatization of law enforcement and corrections. These issues are the subject of lively public debate in the United States today and are discussed at length in this volume. "Privatization and its Alternatives" speaks not only to scholars of public policy but also to a wide range of practitioners who must decide whether or how to privatize.

Privatization And Its Alternatives book. Privatization-the transfer of responsibility for public services from the public to the private sector-currently evokes intense interest from policy makers.

Privatization And Its Alternatives book. To its advocates, privatization conjures up visions of a lean, streamlined public sector reliant upon the private marketplace for the delivery of public services.

Privatization - the transfer of responsibility for public services from the public to the private sector - currently evokes intense interest from policy makers.

Original Series Description The State of Wisconsin has long been regarded as a model for public policy innovation

Original Series Description The State of Wisconsin has long been regarded as a model for public policy innovation. This heritage has derived from the historic Wisconsin Idea, a view that government practitioners and university experts could effectively cooperate to solve problems of concern to the state and its citizens. A commitment to this approach has been sustained by the Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Privatization and Its Alternatives. La Follette Public Policy Series. Loc publicare: London, 1990, The University of Wisconsin Press. The University of Wisconsin Press. 331 p. - Colecția: La Follette Public Policy Series. Privatization and Its Alternatives. Ed. William . ormley,Jr.

1 Introduction: Policy Learning, Globalization and Policy transfer has emerged as a significant area of academic inquiry. 1 No doubt this is because there it seems clear that interest in policy transfer among the governments of the world is at an unprecedented level. Privatization the transfer of responsibility for public services from the public to the private sector currently evokes intense interest from policy makers.

William Leroy La Follette (November 30, 1860 – December 20, 1934) was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington. He represented the 3rd District from 1911 to 1915, and the 4th District from 1915 to 1919. In 1854 William's father, Harvey LaFollette, was just 22 years old and newly married. He moved from Indiana to Primrose, Wisconsin to join his older brother Josiah (15 years his senior) in a farming venture

Gormley, William T. 1994. Privatization Revisited.

Gormley, William T. 4 Butler, Stuart, Privatization for Public Purposes, in Gormley, William . e. Privatization and Its Alternatives (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991), 17. 5 In defining privatization this broadly, we are taking sides on an issue of some dispute.

The Public and its Policies Robert E. Goodin, Martin Rein & Michael Moran. 32. Privatization and Regulatory Regimes Colin Scott. Eugene Bardach is Professor of Public Policy in the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. 3. Part II institutional and historical background. 33. Democratizing the Policy Process Archon Fung. Davis B. Bobrow is Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.