[PDF / Epub] ✅ Good Enough for Government Work By Amy E. Lerman – Bluevapours.co.uk American government is in the midst of a reputation crisis An overwhelming majority of citizens—Republicans and Democrats alike—hold negative perceptions of the government and believe it is wastef for Government PDF/EPUB Ã American government is in the midst of a reputation crisis An Good Enough Epub / overwhelming majority of citizens—Republicans and Democrats alike—hold negative perceptions of the government Enough for Government PDF/EPUB ½ and believe it is wasteful inefficient and doing a generally poor job managing public programs and providing public services When social problems arise Americans are therefore skeptical that the government has the ability to respond effectively It’s a serious problem argues Amy E Lerman and it will not be a simple one to fix With Good Enough for Government Work Lerman uses surveys experiments and public opinion data to argue persuasively that the reputation of government is itself an impediment to government’s ability to achieve the common good In addition to improving its efficiency and effectiveness government therefore has an eually critical task countering the belief that the public sector is mired in incompetence Lerman takes readers through the main challenges Negative perceptions are highly resistant to change she shows because we tend to perceive the world in a way that confirms our negative stereotypes of government—even in the face of new information Those who hold particularly negative perceptions also begin to “opt out” in favor of private alternatives such as sending their children to private schools living in gated communities and refusing to participate in public health insurance programs When sufficient numbers of people opt out of public services the result can be a decline in the objective uality of public provision In this way citizens’ beliefs about government can uickly become a self fulfilling prophecy with conseuences for all Lerman concludes with practical solutions for how the government might improve its reputation and roll back current efforts to eliminate or privatize even some of the most critical public services .
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- 304 pages
- Good Enough for Government Work
- Amy E. Lerman
- 22 April 2016 Amy E. Lerman