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The American Experiment with Government Corporations : Bureaucracies, Public Administration, & Public Policy - Jerry Mitchell

The American Experiment with Government Corporations

Bureaucracies, Public Administration, & Public Policy

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Published: 31st January 1999
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Amtrak, the U.S. Postal Service, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Chicago Housing Authority -- all are examples of a controversial institution, the government corporation. This hybrid organizational form incorporates the best features of public and private management to accomplish tasks that are unsuited for commercialization or ordinary public administration.

This comprehensive assessment of government corporations sets aside ideological presuppositions to reexamine the record and identify both the successes and failures of this unique arrangement. By viewing public administration as an experiment, the author challenges readers to think creatively about the government corporation and ways to reinvent it, capitalizing on its strengths and compensating for its shortcomings.

The Promise of Government Corporations
The American Experiment
A History of Trying Something New The Performance of Government Corporations: Positive Appraisals
Tangible Accomplishments
Financial Benefits The Performance of Government Corporations: Negative Assessments
Questionable Practices
The Abuse of Power The Prospects for Government Corporations
Alternative Directions
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ISBN: 9780765603623
ISBN-10: 0765603624
Series: Bureaucracies, Public Administration, & Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.27  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.3