Reinventing Government: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government

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Penguin Publishing Group, Feb 1, 1993 - Political Science - 432 pages
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"A landmark in the debate on the future of public policy."—The Washington Post.

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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? 


Catalytic Government Steering Rather Than Rowing
CommunityOwned Government Empowering Rather Than Serving
Competitive Government Injecting Competition into Service Delivery

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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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