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Author Kettl, Donald F., author

Title Escaping jurassic government : how to recover America's lost commitment to competence / Donald F. Kettl
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2016
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Summary "The Progressive government movement reined in corporate trusts and improved the lives of sweatshop workers. It created modern government, from the Federal Reserve to the nation's budgetary and civil service policies. Ask any American today and they will tell you how our government has hit a wall with profound implications. Trust in government is low, and the success of its programs. Instead of a focus on governmental effectiveness, the movement became known for governmental size. Both political parties contributed to the decline of the Progressive ideal, helping feed the gridlock and create a government that does not work the way citizens deserve. Donald Kettl argues for a rebirth of the Progressive spirit with a dedication to making the government work better. He outlines the problems in today's government, including political pressures, proxy tools, and capacity for management. Government Reclaimed details the strategies, evidence and people necessary to strengthen governmental effectiveness and shut down the gridlock"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Administrative agencies -- United States -- Management.
Government accountability -- United States.
Government productivity -- United States.
Organizational effectiveness -- United States.
Public administration -- United States.
Transparency in government -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015051473
ISBN 0815728026
0815728115 (electronic bk)
9780815728016 (paperback)
9780815728115 (electronic bk)