Innovation and Entrepreneurship in State and Local Government (Studies in Public Policy)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in State and Local Government (Studies in Public Policy)

By: Michael Harris (editor), Rhonda Kinney (editor), Douglas M. Ihrke (contributor), Stoker Stoker (contributor), Michael Harris (contributor), Michael K. McLendon (contributor), Marilyn E. Klotz (contributor), Proctor Proctor (contributor), Lawrence J. Grossback (contributor), Richard E. Chard (contributor)Paperback

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The contributors to this timely and important volume increase our understanding of the potential incentives for and barriers to creative problem-solving in the public sector. Drawing on case studies of state and local government, as well as theoretical literature on private sector management, these scholars reveal both the problems and the possibilities in governmental decision-making.

About Author

Michael Harris is associate provost and professor of political science, specializing in public policy and public administration, at Eastern Michigan University. Rhonda Kinney is associate professor of political science, and department head, at Eastern Michigan University.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Political Economy of State Policy Innovation: Higher Education Decentralization Chapter 3 The State of Health: Innovations in Health Policy Chapter 4 Policy Innovation and Reinvention in an Inter-Governmental Context: Minnesota's Approach to State Mandates on Local Governments Chapter 5 Who Is Empowered?: Innovative Governance in Baltiomre's Empowerment Zone Chapter 6 Local Government and Community Social Service Providers as the Social Safety Net in Six Case Studies in a Midwestern State Chapter 7 The Influence of Administrative Leadership and Governing Board Behavior on Local Government Innovation Chapter 8 Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739109267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780739109267
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 073910926X

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