Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector

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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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REINVENTING GOVERNMENT: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector

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An inspiring, well-organized exposition of ten principles that appear to offer hope for renewal in an era of government decline. Osborne's Laboratories of Democracy (1988) celebrated government ... Read full review

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My current doctorate dissertation is on government performance. I also have 10 years as a consultant doing same. Osbourne himself lamented the failure of his ideas to take hold in local government. The problem with this book is that out sourcing many government functions is a failure in terms of ethics and equity. Should your fire department not show up at your house if you haven't paid your subscription dues? Should libraries turn a profit or turn a collection agency on you for an overdue book? 

Contents

Catalytic Government Steering Rather Than Rowing
25
CommunityOwned Government Empowering Rather Than Serving
49
Competitive Government Injecting Competition into Service Delivery
76
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About the author (1993)

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.

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