Cover: Government by Contract: Outsourcing and American Democracy, from Harvard University PressCover: Government by Contract in HARDCOVER

Government by Contract

Outsourcing and American Democracy

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$68.50 • £54.95 • €61.50

ISBN 9780674032088

Publication Date: 02/28/2009

Short

552 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 9 tables

World

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Reframing the Outsourcing Debates [Jody Freeman and Martha Minow]
  • I. Recent Developments
      • 1. Public-Private Governance: A Historical Introduction [William J. Novak]
      • 2. The Transformation of Government Work: Causes, Consequences, and Distortions [John D. Donahue]
      • 3. The Federal Framework for Competing Commercial Work between the Public and Private Sectors [Mathew Blum]
  • II. Cases and Critiques
      • 4. Rent-a-Regulator: Design and Innovation in Environmental Decision Making [Miriam Seifter]
      • 5. Outsourcing Power: Privatizing Military Efforts and the Risks to Accountability, Professionalism, and Democracy [Martha Minow]
      • 6. How Privatization Thinks: The Case of Prisons [Sharon Dolovich]
  • III. Responses and Reforms
    • A. Don’t Increase Regulation
      • 7. Achieving Contracting Goals and Recognizing Public Law Concerns: A Contracting Management Perspective [Steven J. Kelman]
      • 8. Federal Contracting in Context: What Drives It, How to Improve It [Stan Soloway and Alan Chvotkin]
    • B. Use Existing Tools
      • 9. Six Simple Steps to Increase Contractor Accountability [Nina A. Mendelson]
      • 10. Privatization and Democracy: Resources in Administrative Law [Alfred C. Aman, Jr.]
    • C. Press Constitutional Restrictions
      • 11. Private Delegations, Due Process, and the Duty to Supervise [Gillian E. Metzger]
      • 12. Outsourcing and the Duty to Govern [Paul R. Verkuil]
      • 13. Public Values/Private Contract [Laura A. Dickinson]
  • Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane