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Promoting the general welfare : new perspectives on government performance /
Alan S. Gerber, Eric M. Patashnik, editors.
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Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2006.
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viii, 344 p.
ISBN
0815731205 (cloth : alk. paper), 0815731213 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780815731207 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780815731214 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2006.
isbn
0815731205 (cloth : alk. paper)
0815731213 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780815731207 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815731214 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Government performance : missing opportunities to solve problems / Alan S. Gerber and Eric M. Patashnik -- Policy analysis in representative democracy / David L. Weimer and Aidan R. Vining -- Sham surgery : the problem of inadequate medical evidence / Alan S. Gerber and Eric M. Patashnik -- Urban transportation / Clifford Winston -- Fundamental housing policy reform / Edgar O. Olsen -- Fixing special education / Jay P. Greene -- Decision markets for policy advice / Robin Hanson -- An experimental basis for public policy initiatives / Charles A. Holt, William M. Shobe, and Angela M. Smith -- Can Congress serve the general welfare? / Sarah A. Binder -- Congress as problem solver / David R. Mayhew -- Parties as problem solvers? / Morris P. Fiorina -- Taking the Brandeis metaphor seriously : policy experimentation within a federal system / Mark Carl Rom -- The states as a laboratory : legal innovation and state competition for corporate charters / Roberta Romano -- Two perspectives on governmental underperformance / Eugene Bardach.
general note
Papers originally presented at a conference held at the University of Virginia in November 2004.
abstract
"Analyzes government's ability to "promote the general welfare" in the areas of health, transportation, housing, and education. Then examines two tools to improve policy design: information markets and laboratory experiments. Concludes by asking how Congress, the party system, and federalism affect government's ability to solve important social problems"--Provided by publisher.
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6055337
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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