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Donahue, John D.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 189 publications in 5 languages and 14,832 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HD3850, 338.762920973
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Most widely held works by John D Donahue
New deals : the Chrysler revival and the American system by Robert B Reich( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The privatization decision : public ends, private means by John D Donahue( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance in a globalizing world( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Disunited states by John D Donahue( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Disunited States, John D. Donahue contends that despite its broad appeal, letting Washington fade and the states take the lead is a dubious strategy for reform. It reflects a misreading of America's history, a warped view of its bedrock values, and a false analogy to the virtues of competition and decentralization in the private sector. At worst, he argues, America's willing disintegration within an integrating world economy will be recorded among history's monumental follies. At best, devolution will prove to be a detour on America's path to renewal. Donahue shows that shifting power toward the states will do much less than advocates promise to boost efficiency and accelerate innovation - and much more than they admit to undercut national interests and corrode America's sense of commonwealth. Addressing controversial topics as diverse as welfare reform, school funding, legalized gambling, and interstate bidding for business investment, he weaves a coherent case that isolated action by competitive state governments, not excessive centralization, poses the graver threat to Americans' most cherished goals. The ascendancy of the states cannot relieve us of the need to confront our problems - growing inequality, eroding trust in government, and an imperiled middle-class culture - as a nation. The genius of the founders was to forge a single vital nation out of the several separate states, and Disunited States reveals that the road to national division - the road not taken by Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, or Washington - may turn out to lead us not toward restored greatness, but away from it
Market-based governance : supply side, demand side, upside, and downside( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Market-based governance is the handing over of traditional governmental functions to private players. Logically it is the next step on the way to the dismantling of democracy as exemplified for example in the Enron/Andersen outrage
Making Washington work : tales of innovation in the federal government by John D Donahue( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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For the people : can we fix public service? by John D Donahue( Book )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Governance amid bigger, better markets( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Collaborative governance : private roles for public goals in turbulent times by John D Donahue( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All too often government lacks the skill, the will, and the wallet to meet its missions. Schools fall short of the mark while roads and bridges fall into disrepair. Health care costs too much and delivers too little. Budgets bleed red ink as the cost of services citizens want outstrips the taxes they are willing to pay. "Collaborative Governance" is the first book to offer solutions by demonstrating how government at every level can engage the private sector to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and achieve public goals more effectively. John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser show how the public sector can harness private expertise to bolster productivity, capture information, and augment resources. The authors explain how private engagement in public missions - rightly structured and skillfully managed - is not so much an alternative to government as the way smart government ought to operate. The key is to carefully and strategically grant discretion to private entities, whether for-profit or nonprofit, in ways that simultaneously motivate and empower them to create public value. Drawing on a host of real-world examples - including charter schools, job training, and the resurrection of New York's Central Park - they show how, when, and why collaboration works, and also under what circumstances it doesn't. "Collaborative Governance" reveals how the collaborative approach can be used to tap the resourcefulness and entrepreneurship of the private sector, and improvise fresh, flexible solutions to today's most pressing public challenges
The warping of government work by John D Donahue( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The divergent paths of public and private employment have intensified a long-standing pattern: elite workers spurn public jobs, while less skilled workers cling to government work as a refuge from a harsh private economy. The first trend creates a chronic talent deficit in the public sector. The second trend makes the government workplace rigid and resistant to change. And both contribute to shortfalls in public-sector performance." "The Warping of Government Work documents government's isolation from the rest of the American economy and arrays the stark choices we confront for narrowing, or accommodating, the divide between public and private work."--Jacket
Hazardous crosscurrents : confronting inequality in an era of devolution by John D Donahue( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ports in a storm : public management in a turbulent world by Mark H Moore( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing diverse conceptual lenses on a single high-stakes management task, this book addresses enhancing port security across the United States. The case of U.S. Coast Guard Captain Suzanne Englebert and her leadership of efforts to secure America's ports after the September 11 attacks is the main pivot point; her actions are examined from varied conceptual vantage points, sometimes critiquing questionable calls but more often celebrating her initiative, creativity, persistence, and skill. The authors use her case as a testing ground for the eclectic intellectual constructs they have been developing to guide public managers
Prisons for profit : public justice, private interests by John D Donahue( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines several aspects of the private prison debate: (1) How much scope is there for improving the technical and economic efficiency of incarceration through contracting-out to private prison entrepreneurs? (2) Will a fully developed corrections industry be sufficiently competitive to ensure that any efficiency gains are passed on to the taxpayers? And (3) Would contracting-out for prison management create the opportunity for private firms to exercise influence, illegitimately and inefficiently, over public decisions about corrections? This assessment yields the following major conclusions: (1) neither theory nor the limited data that exist suggest that the task of incarceration is very well suited to the advantages offered by profit-seeking organizations--chiefly, cost consciousness and an aptitude for innovation; (2) there are serious structural barriers to genuine competition for prison management contracts; (3) in general, the enterprise of incarcerating people has relatively little scope for technical progress in trimming costs; (4) even if private-prison corporations succeed in cutting costs, there is unlikely to be sufficient competition in any given community to ensure that the savings result in diminished government budgets for corrections; (5) there is a substantial likelihood that government contracts with prison corporations will fully protect neither the interests of the public nor the prison inmates; (6) although private prisons might not be as unaccountable or inhumane as some critics have predicted, neither do they offer anywhere near the advantages promoted by their advocates and agents; (7) incarceration today remains a symbolically potent public function; and (8) dismissing widespread uneasiness among policymakers about introducing profits into punishment and corrections requires far more compelling practical advantages than private prisons are likely to deliver. Six pages of notes are included at the end of the paper. (Nll)
Shortchanging the workforce by John D Donahue( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cost-benefit analysis and project design by John D Donahue( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opportunity knocks : training the Commonwealth's workers for the new economy by John D Donahue( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current situation regarding training Massachusetts' workers for the new economy was reviewed. Special attention was paid to the following topics: Massachusetts and the skill-centered economy; opportunities for workforce system reform; skills demanded in the new economy; ways other states are building workers' skills; and the fragile setting for system building. Among the review's main findings were the following: (1) the income gap between high-end professional/technical workers and less-skilled workers is increasing; (2) businesses' competitive advantages are eroding because critical positions are going unfilled; (3) the current boom cannot be sustained without adequate supplies of skilled labor; and (4) Massachusetts's weak suit (compared with that of other states) is providing skill-building opportunities for lower-middle-class and working-class adults. The following seven recommendations for improving the state's work force development system were formulated: (1) focus on measurable performance outcomes, and hold elements of the system accountable for results; (2) encourage business and labor support, and invite business and labor pressure; (3) build the nation's best work force information system; (4) build a work force development system that provides training opportunities to a broad spectrum of workers, not just the unemployed; (5) take consolidation and customer choice seriously but gradually; (6) fund the workforce development system at a level that reflects its growing importance to the state's shared prosperity; and (7) Provide the bipartisan leadership vital to the effort's success. (Includes 13 tables and figures.) (Mn)
Private agents, public acts : the architecture of accountability by John D Donahue( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamming in the symphony by John D Donahue( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quan qiu hua shi jie de zhi li( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurōbaruka de sekai wa dō kawaruka : Gabanansu eno chōsen to tenbō( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The privatization decision : public ends, private means
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Donahue, John

ドナヒュー, ジョン・D

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Governance in a globalizing worldDisunited statesMarket-based governance : supply side, demand side, upside, and downsideMaking Washington work : tales of innovation in the federal governmentFor the people : can we fix public service?Governance amid bigger, better marketsCollaborative governance : private roles for public goals in turbulent timesThe warping of government workHazardous crosscurrents : confronting inequality in an era of devolution