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Sanger, Mary Bryna, 200306, The Welfare Marketplace: Privatization and Welfare Reform, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.


Sanger, Mary Bryna, 200306, The Welfare Marketplace: Privatization and Welfare Reform (A Center for Public Service Report) , Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. 14+159p $16.95(PB) ISBN-10: 0815777051 [amazon](inside)


‘Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments

1 Public Services and Blurring Sectoral Boundaries: An Introduction

Dvolution and Welfare Reform
Goals of the Research
Designing the "Reconnaissance Mission": Methodology
When the Private Sector Competes

2 Contracting and Competition: The Changing Shape of Government

Background
Why Contract?
Contracting Out in States and Localities

3 Reforming Welfare Services through Contracting: Motivations and Expectations

Government: Changing Roles and Behavior in Four Jurisdictions
Virtues of the Market
Scaling Up and Increasing Capacity
Moving Fast
Load Shedding and Reducing Administrative Burdens
Accountability Threats
Management Improvements?
Legal Challenges
Conclusion

4 Nonprofits: Meeting New Challenges

Playing the Game; Keeping Your Soul
Living by Their Wits
Living on the Brink
Conclusion

5 For-Profits: The Increasing Dominance of National Firms

Business vs. Public-Service Goals
Dominating the Market: MAXIMUS and Lockheed Martin IMS
Management and Technology
The For-Profits Are Here to Stay
Conclusion

6 When the Private Sector Competes: Challenges and Risks

Management and Organizational Adaptations
"Brain Drain" and Public Capacity
Accountability
Conclusion

Appendix A: County Contracts
Appendix B: Individual Vendor Contracts
Notes
Further Reading
Index



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