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Description - Nonprofits for Hire by Steven Smith

In recent years, government's primary response to the emergent problems of homelessness, hunger, child abuse, health care, and AIDS has been generated through nonprofit agencies funded by taxpayer money. As part of the widespread movement for privatization, these agencies represent revolutionary changes in the welfare state. Steven Smith and Michael Lipsky demonstrate that this massive shift in funds has benefits and drawbacks. Given the breadth of government funding of nonprofit agencies, this first study of the social, political, and organizational effects of this service strategy is an essential contribution to the current raging debates on the future of the welfare state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674626393
ISBN-10: 0674626397
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Smith

Michael Lipsky is Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of Street-Level Bureaucracy: Dilemmas of the Individual in Public Services.

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