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Public Values and Public Interest


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1. The Privatization of Public Value 2. Economic Individualism and the "Publicness" of Policies: Cases and Controversies 3. Economic Individualism in Public Policy 4. Economic Individualism in Public Management 5. Public Interest Theory and Its Problems 6. Toward A Pragmatic Public Interest Theory 7. Values, Value Theory, and Collective Action 8. Public Values 9. Public Value Mapping: The Case of Genetically Modified Foods and the "Terminator Gene" 10. Managing Publicness References Index

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Hooray for Barry Bozeman! The case he makes for 'managing publicness' is brilliant and a must-read for everyone interested in advancing the common good in an age of economic individualism... With this book, Bozeman joins the august ranks of the truly important contemporary moral philosophers. -- John M. Bryson, associate dean for research and centers, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota Bozeman's analysis merits the attention of any serious scholar or policymaker concerned with the public interest, public goods, public policy, and public management, and with theory and practice pertaining to the roles of the governmental and nongovernmental institutions of a nation. -- Hal G. Rainey, Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, The University of Georgia

About the Author

Barry Bozeman is the Ander Crenshaw Professor of Public Policy and Regents' Professor of Public Policy at the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs and adjunct honorary professor of political science at the University of Copenhagen. He has served as a consultant to a variety of government agencies and is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Bureaucracy and Red Tape and Limited by Design: R&D Laboratories in the U.S. National Innovation System. He has received numerous awards, including the Charles Levine Award, the James Webb Award, and the Dimock Award.


Provides such a thorough and thoughtful plea for the need of a continuous emphasis on what is public about government conduct and why; it is, as such, the first of its kind. Public Administration Review

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