Cities and Privatization: Prospects for the New Century

For undergraduate/graduate level courses in Bureaucracy, Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Studies, State and Local Government, and American Government. This concise, readable text focuses on privatization at the municipal level, blending theory with practical matters, and containing real-life examples of privatization. It presents the practical arguments and theoretical frameworks for and against using privatization, summarizes the evidence on efficiency between public and private organizations performing similar tasks, and includes numerous examples of privatization taken from the real-world of city management.