When governments go wrong + institutional alternatives

Readings due before class on Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Important: This looks like a ton of reading, and there is a lot, but note that many of these things are shorter videos or tweets. Listen to the podcasts passively while doing other stuff, like driving or doing the dishes.

The materials in the institutional alternatives section are foundational to public administration economics and the whole reason the nonprofit sector is folded into the public sector in this program. They’re long and old and stilted and full of math, so please don’t spend an inordinate amount of time on them. Remember your grad school reading skills—read the introduction and conclusion, look around in the middle for things that look interesting, and make sure you understand the gist of what’s going on.

When governments go wrong

Institutional alternatives

Important: The PDFs of the articles and chapters are posted on Learning Suite.