Reinventing Government

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

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"Reinventing government" details the most revolutionary idea of our time-an idea whose time has come. Its authors give proof positive that government does not have to be a gigantic and inefficient bureaucracy. Instead, it can govern in the true sense of the word, by tapping the tremendous power of the entrepreneurial process and the force of the free market. In case after case, the authors show how this approach already has proven its worth all over the country-in schools, in slums, in sanitation, in a host of other areas where enterprising and innovative public officials have delivered a far bigger public service bang for every budgeted buck. To cut taxes and improve services at the same time may seem too good to be true. Yet now we have in our hands a way to make it come true-if we and politicians of all parties and persuasions read it and use it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 23mm | 1,000g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0452269423
  • 9780452269422
  • 377,862

Table of contents

Catalytic government - steering rather than rowing; community-owned government - empowering rather than serving; competitive government - injecting competition into service delivery; mission-driven government - transforming rule-driven organizations; results-orinted government - funding outcomes, not inputs; customer-driven government - meeting the needs of the customer, not the bureaucracy; enterpirsing government - earning rather than spending; anticipatory government - prevention rather than cure; decentralized government - from hierarchy to participation and teamwork; market-orinted government - leveraging change through the market; putting it all together.
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About David Osborne

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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