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Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs

Edited by John M. Kamensky and Albert Morales - Contributions by Jacques S. Gansler; Jón R. Blöndal; William Lucyshyn; John R. Barker; Robert Maly; Sandra Young; Russell Lundberg; Jonathan Roberts; Anne Laurent; John J. Callahan; John Cawley; Andrew B. Whitford and Gary C. Bryner

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the topic politicized and controversial. Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs hopes to reframe competing views of market-based government so it is seen not as an ideology but rather as a fact-based set of approaches for managing government services and programs more efficiently and effectively. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / IBM Center For Business Of Government
Pages: 496Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
978-0-7425-5212-8 • Hardback • June 2006 • $111.00 • (£75.00)
978-0-7425-5213-5 • Paperback • June 2006 • $46.00 • (£31.95)
978-0-7425-7453-3 • eBook • June 2006 • $45.99 • (£31.95)
John M. Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government and an associate partner with IBM Business Consulting Services. He is the co-editor of Managing for Results 2002, Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships, and Managing for Results 2005. Albert Morales is managing partner of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and vice president for IBM's Business Consulting Services Public Sector Strategy and Change Practice. He is the co-editor of Managing for Results 2005.
Part 1 I. Overview
Chapter 2 1. Creating a Market-Based Government Using Competition, Choice, and Incentives
Part 3 II. Market-Based Service Delivery
Chapter 4 2. Moving Toward Market-Based Government: The Changing Role of Government as the Provider
Chapter 5 3. International Experience Using Outsourcing, Public-Private Partnerships, and Vouchers
Chapter 6 4. Competitive Sourcing: What Happens to Federal Employees?
Chapter 7 5. Implementing Alternative Sourcing Strategies: Four Case Studies
Chapter 8 6. Market-Based Sourcing: Lessons Learned and Results Achieved
Part 9 III. Market-Based Internal Government Services
Chapter 10 7. Entrepreneurial Government: Bureaucrats as Businesspeople
Chapter 11 8. Franchise Funds in the Federal Government: Ending the Monopoly in Service Provision
Part 12 IV. Market-Based Regulation
Chapter 13 9. Designing Competitive Bidding for Medicare
Chapter 14 10. New Tools for Improving Government Regulation: An Assessment of Emissions Trading and Other Market-Based Regulatory Tools