End of Government...as We Know It: Making Public Policy Work

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"This important book examines how bureaucracy can be updated to deal with the quickly evolving demands of the 21 century a st nd also uses real-world examples to help us understand how new alternatives can best be applied." - Richard Waterman, University of Kentucky "Kamarck properly emphasizes the crucial importance of implementation for achieving results and makes clear that there are alternatives to creating yet another bureaucracy, shuffling the boxes on the organization chart, or creating another layer of management. Any member of Congress who takes Congressional oversight seriously - and shouldn't they all? - would certainly benefit from reading this book." - James Davis, Washington University in St. Louis"

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Elaine C. Kamarck is lecturer in public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she was a senior policy adviser to the Clinton administration and a political columnist for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She is coeditor, with Joseph S. Nye, Jr., of Governance.com: Democracy in the Information Age.
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  • Hardcover: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub (February 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588264696
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588264695
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,553,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 8, 2007
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Written by Elaine C. Kamarck, a former senior policy advisor to the Clinton administration, The End of Government...As We Know It: Making Public Policy Work is a nonpartisan examination of the failings of bureaucratic government models with newer, leaner, and more creative approaches in keeping with the fast-paced and ever-changing information age. Chapters address the problem of homeland security and why bureaucratic thinking has failed to solve it, tools for reinventing the public sector such as waivers, applying the reinvention of government to the problem of welfare dependence (one such positive example is the use of an electronic benefit card to supplant food stamps - since food stamps can be used like cash and are thus more susceptible to corruption) and much more. A plain-spoken, serious-minded plethora of twenty-first century solutions to problems compounded by bureaucratic quagmires left over from the twentieth century. Highly recommended, especially for anyone active in local, state, or federal government.
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