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Title Promoting the general welfare [electronic resource] : new perspectives on government performance / Alan S. Gerber, Eric M. Patashnik, editors.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2006.


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Description viii, 344 p. : ill.
Note Papers originally presented at a conference held at the University of Virginia in November 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 -- Achieving 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.
Summary "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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Public welfare administration -- United States -- Evaluation -- Congresses.
Public administration -- United States -- Evaluation -- Congresses.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- -- Congresses.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gerber, Alan S.
Patashnik, Eric M.
Brookings Institution.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780815731207 (cloth : alk. paper)
0815731205 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815731214 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0815731213 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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