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The Logic of Discipline

Alasdair Roberts

in The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374988
eISBN:
9780199776849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374988.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the focus of the book, an era in governmental reform that spanned thirty years. It began, roughly, in 1978-1980 with the advent of market reforms in China, ... More


When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

When Orange County, California, filed for Chapter 9 protection on December 6, 1994, it became the largest municipality in United States history to declare bankruptcy. Providing a comprehensive ... More


Issues in Local Government Reform

M. Govinda Rao and Nirvikar Singh

in The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195686937
eISBN:
9780199080571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines ongoing local government reform in India from the instrumental perspective of improving the provision of local public goods. It analyses attempts to decentralise governance ... More


Reforms after the Crisis

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

There were many people calling for local government reforms in response to the Orange County bankruptcy. Their ideas were drawn from perceptions of the causes of the fiscal crisis, complaints about ... More


Policy and Institutional Dimensions of Reform

M. Govinda Rao and Nirvikar Singh

in The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195686937
eISBN:
9780199080571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses various areas of government reform in the context of India’s federal system. It discusses recent and potential reforms of the Centre–state transfer system and considers broader ... More


War and social democracy

J. A. Chandler

in Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Undermining the dual-polity ethos of the nineteenth century opened the door to an insidious encroachment of central controls, and manipulation of local government services and structure by central ... More


Government Commitment and the Outcome of Privatization in China

Yang Yao

in Governance, Regulation, and Privatization in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386799
eISBN:
9780226386966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386966.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The performance record of privatization in China varies from city to city. This chapter uses recent survey data to assess the disparities in regional performance, which is attributed to the different ... More


Opium and Collaboration in Central China, 1938–1940

Timothy Brook

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0061
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reconstructs the formation of the agencies of collaboration in central China in 1938 under the aegis of a state entity called the Reformed Government, through which Japan sought, among ... More


Introduction: Roots of the Bankruptcy

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Orange County, California, became the largest municipality in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy when it filed for Chapter 9 protection on December 6, 1994. Municipal bankruptcies are rare events ... More


Lessons Learned from the Bankruptcy

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is now over. There remain some nagging questions about what we can learn from Orange County's mistakes. When the surprising losses in the Orange ... More


Recommendations for the Future

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Many good reforms were instituted after the Orange County fiscal crisis, but they have not gone far enough in dealing with the bigger issues. This chapter presents ten policy recommendations ... More


From the Ministry to a Corporation

Xu Yi-chong

in Sinews of Power: Politics of the State Grid Corporation of China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190279523
eISBN:
9780190279554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279523.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the transformation of the electricity sector in China over the past two decades. The changes in the organisational structure in China from the Ministry of Electric Power to SGCC ... More


An Opium Tug-of-War: Japan versus the Wang Jingwei Regime

Motohiro Kobayashi, Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, and Aaron Skabelund

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0065
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the Wang Jingwei regime, which replaced the Reformed Government in Nanjing in 1940 and survived to the end of war. It explains that Wang strove for a higher degree of autonomy ... More


Good Government and Good Governing

Amy E. Lerman

in Good Enough for Government Work: The Public Reputation Crisis in America (And What We Can Do to Fix It)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630175
eISBN:
9780226630342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630342.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the history of good government reforms in the United States. What we can learn from this history is that it is not enough to cut the costs of government. To improve performance ... More


Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Chris Holden, Majella Kilkey, and Gaby Ramia (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This edition of this text presents an extensive analysis of the coalition government's social policies. In an expanded first section, experts in a range of policy areas analyse the rationale behind, ... More


Decolonisation and Local Government Reform

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter explores how local and national politics intertwined in North-Western Ghana during the decolonisation period, and considers the complex interplay between elements of continuity and ... More


Cycles of Reform: Formulation and Ratification of Market Utopianism

in The Private Abuse of the Public Interest: Market Myths and Policy Muddles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076423
eISBN:
9780226076454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076454.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the performance of government and market-oriented reforms by comparing three policy areas—health care, education, and transportation—in order to detect recurring patterns and ... More


The Democratic Disconnect and the Growth of Government

in The Private Abuse of the Public Interest: Market Myths and Policy Muddles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076423
eISBN:
9780226076454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076454.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 showed that reforms to shrink government and expand markets in health care, education, and transportation ended up producing an expansion of government rules to sustain the new reliance on ... More


Pragmatic Policy in the Marketplace of Ideas

in The Private Abuse of the Public Interest: Market Myths and Policy Muddles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076423
eISBN:
9780226076454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076454.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines a realistic synthesis of government and markets. The investigation of promarket reforms has yielded three overarching conclusions. The first broad conclusion is that a return to ... More


Guangdong: Maintaining leadership in China’s next round of reforms

Wanda Guo

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0089
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter suggests that Guangdong province’s next round of reforms be staged in both the economic domain and in the government system. Guangdong’s governmental reform should establish a more open ... More


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