The Resource The cult of efficiency, Janice Gross Stein

The cult of efficiency, Janice Gross Stein

Label
The cult of efficiency
Title
The cult of efficiency
Statement of responsibility
Janice Gross Stein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We live in an age dominated by the cult of efficiency. Efficiency in the raging debate about public goods is often used as a code word to advance political agendas. When it is used correctly, efficiency is important: it must always be part of the conversation when resources are scarce and citizens and governments have important choices to make among competing priorities. Even when the language of efficiency is used carefully, that language alone is not enough. Unilingualism will not do. We need to go beyond the cult of efficiency to talk about accountability. Much of the democratic debate of the next decade will turn on how accountability becomes part of our public conversation and whether it is imposed or negotiated. Janice Gross Stein draws on public education and universal health care, locally and globally, as flashpoints in the debate about their efficiency. She argues that what will define the quality of education from Ontario to India and the quality of health care from China to Alberta is whether citizens and governments can negotiate new standards of accountability. The cult of efficiency will not take us far enough
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Stein, Janice Gross
Dewey number
361.613
Index
index present
LC call number
JC329.5
LC item number
.S74 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Massey lectures series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political obligation
  • Political participation
  • Educational responsibility
  • Public health administration
  • Responsibility
Label
The cult of efficiency, Janice Gross Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780887846687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
ocm47643047
Label
The cult of efficiency, Janice Gross Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780887846687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
ocm47643047

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