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The Resource Players in the public policy process : nonprofits as social capital and agents, Herrington J. Bryce, (electronic resource)

Players in the public policy process : nonprofits as social capital and agents, Herrington J. Bryce, (electronic resource)

Label
Players in the public policy process : nonprofits as social capital and agents
Title
Players in the public policy process
Title remainder
nonprofits as social capital and agents
Statement of responsibility
Herrington J. Bryce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book systematically develops the perspective of nonprofits or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as social capital assets and agents of public policy within the principal-agent paradigm and across public purposes-foreign or domestic, religious or sectarian, in developed or developing countries. The perspective has universal applicability and allows us to go beyond assumptions of market or government failure. Morever, the perspective reflects the competitive situation in which nonprofits frequently find themselves when bidding against firms for government contracts." "The analysis identifies five factors that could offer nonprofits a clear, competitive advantage over firms and governments in certain contract bidding. The perspective yields a set of implications for the strategic positioning of nonprofits in the public policy arena, and yields a new functional classification that includes nonprofits (not merely as service providers), but as managers of significant social risks, as market and transaction regulators, and as centers of collective action along the full spectrum of public policy processes and issues."
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryce, Herrington J
Dewey number
320.6
LC call number
HD2769.15
LC item number
.B79 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Political planning
Summary expansion
This book focuses on the nonprofit organization as a social capital asset and agent in all phases of the public policy process--from influencing political parties, platforms, and choice of candidates to the formulation and implementation of public policy including the facilitation of transactions. This book demonstrates the universal utility of the principal-agent paradigm for analyzing nonprofits in foreign or domestic policy, sectarian or faith-based, scientific or social as well as the regulatory (not just participatory) powers of these organizations over market and nonmarket actions as a matter of public, collective policy. Placing the nonprofit in a principal-agent framework, the book emphasizes such topics as sources of conflict in public expectations and organizational performance, the moral hazard and benefits of organizational self-interest, tax exemption as compensation or a reservation price rather than just a subsidy, the role of social service organizations as managers of adverse social risks, and their inherent competitive advantage (even when faith-based) over firms as agents of choice for social service contracts from a strictly business perspective. It also deals with the role of nonprofits in governance such as over common pool resources, the moral hazard of policy, and the probability that the nonprofit could be an agent of distortions. This book goes beyond the economics of market failure and adds political, policy and administrative sciences, economic sociology, and the theory of contracts to encapsulate these organizations as agents and essential players in any open and democratic public policy process
Label
Players in the public policy process : nonprofits as social capital and agents, Herrington J. Bryce, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000222642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 271 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781403968296
Lccn
2004048838
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000222642
Label
Players in the public policy process : nonprofits as social capital and agents, Herrington J. Bryce, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000222642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 271 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781403968296
Lccn
2004048838
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000222642

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