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61. Papers, Books & studies on
Public Governance


    1.- The Price of Government: Getting the Results
    We Need in an Age   of Permanent Fiscal Crisis
    (2004);
    2.-  The Reinventor's Fieldbook: Tools for
    Transforming Your Government (2000),
    3.- Banishing Bureaucracy:
    4.- The Five Strategies For Reinventing
    Government (1997),
    5.-  Reinventing Government (1992), and
    Laboratories of Democracy



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    David Osborne  
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    David Osborne is the author or co-author of five books: The Price of Government: Getting
    the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis (2004); The Reinventor's
    Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government (2000), Banishing Bureaucracy: The
    Five Strategies For Reinventing Government (1997), Reinventing Government (1992), and
    Laboratories of Democracy (1988). He has also authored numerous articles for the
    Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Inc., Governing,
    and other publications.

    David is a senior partner of The Public Strategies Group, a consulting firm that helps
    public organizations develop and implement strategies to improve their performance. He
    has worked with governments large and small, from cities and counties to states, federal
    agencies, and foreign governments.

    In 1993, he served as a senior advisor to Vice President Gore, to help run what the Vice
    President often called his "reinventing government task force," the National Performance
    Review. He was the chief author of the NPR report, called by Time "the most readable
    federal document in memory."

    He also serves as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a
    Congressionally chartered organization similar to the National Academy of Sciences.

    A New York Times best-seller, Reinventing Government described how public sector
    institutions all across America were transforming the bureaucratic models they had
    inherited from the past, making government more flexible, creative, and entrepreneurial.
    Banishing Bureaucracy outlined the most powerful strategies available to create such
    governments. It's sequel, The Reinventor's Fieldbook, fleshes out that picture by
    providing "how-to" guidance on more than 70 different tools reinventors can use, from
    performance measurement and customer service standards to competitive bidding and
    labor-management partnerships. The Price of Government applies many of these ideas
    to the current fiscal crisis, which David and his co-author, Peter Hutchinson, argue will be
    with us for decades to come. It shows how our public institutions can use reinvention to
    squeeze ever more value out of every tax dollar they raise.

    David graduated with honors from Stanford University, and he has taught at Yale
    University, as a visiting lecturer. He lives in Essex, Massachusetts, northeast of Boston.

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