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My current doctorate dissertation is on government performance. I also have 10 years as a consultant doing same. Osbourne himself lamented the failure of his ideas to take hold in local government. The problem with this book is that out sourcing many government functions is a failure in terms of ethics and equity. Should your fire department not show up at your house if you haven't paid your subscription dues? Should libraries turn a profit or turn a collection agency on you for an overdue book? 

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It is a Vitamin for Good Governance in any State.
~ Sukumar Satyen

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One of the best books ever written on Government Strategy, especially from the citizen/community viewpoint. This is almost the uk government policy....... Written back in 1992, still valid, still relevent. This was the gub of my Masters Thessi in 1999. Using it again now in 2011, as part of a PhD literature review. Excellent case studies and model apporaches to solving community based service delivery problems. Even quoted in the Time on Friday 14th October 2011. Recommended for all students studying Public Policy.  

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