Talk about government cutbacks is as common as actual program elimination is rare. Even the most ardent proponents of downsizing government are reluctant to name the programs they have in their sights.
This short and very readable book examines why and when policies or organizations are terminated, how they can be terminated successfully, and what often prevents them from being terminated. The author reviews the literature on termination and a variety of case studies in order to identify the theories of termination that have been supported by research. He advances seven conclusions about program terminations that should be taped to the refrigerator of every social scientist, citizen, and public official committed to achieving a balanced budget by 2002.
|Public Policy and Organization Termination: An Overview|
|The Literature of Termination|
|Sunset Legislation: Exploring the Linkages Between Termination and Innovation|
|Organizational Termination and Policy Continuation|
|Implementing Policy Termination|
|Evaluating Termination Research|
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Number Of Pages: 103
Published: 30th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2