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The Tools of Government is the first professional guide to the principles and practices of public administration in an age when governments no longer provide many services--but arrange for others to do so. Characterized by extensive collaboration among levels of government and between government and the private sector this new approach to solving public problems presents many new important issues. Comprehensive in scope this new book offers a first hand look at the challenges faced by contracting out to nonprofit and profit sectors for grants insurance regulation vouchers cooperative arrangements tax data grants-in-aid and others. The chapters examine over 20 different tools in use today and summarizes their basic features patterns of usage key tasks political and substantive rational and the major management challenges that each one poses. International in coverage and application this book is ideal for students teachers and scholars in public administration management public policy economics political science and nonprofit management; managers and heads of state local and federal agencies; executives in foundations and other nonprofit organizations; and academic government and research libraries.

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