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Advancing excellence and public trust in government [electronic resource] / edited by Cal Clark and Don-Terry Veal.

Publication:
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2011.
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
Book
1 online resource (124 p.)
Conference Name:
Symposium on Advancing Excellence and Public Trust in Government (2007 : Washington, D.C.)
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Subjects:
Transparency in government -- United States -- Congresses.
Transparency in government -- United States -- States -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book contains the academic presentations at a Symposium on Advancing Excellence and Public Trust in Government which focused on the role of transparency in restoring the public trust. There was certainly a very broad consensus at the Symposium that transparency in government is extremely desirable, needs to be improved, will bring reform and improvement to the public sector, and should make a major contribution to the restoration of the public trust in the United States.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction: Advancing Excellence and Public Trust in Government; I: The Challenge; 1 The Challenge of Resurrecting the Public Trust; 2 Serving the Public to Restore the Public Trust; II: Promoting Transparency; 3 Promoting Transparency in Local Governments; 4 Bringing Transparency to Public Budgeting; 5 Using the Internet to Create Transparency for State Budgets; 6 Transparency in the Contracting Process; 7 Higher Education as Transparency Challenged; 8 Transparency and Cleaning Up Local Governments; 9 Measuring Government Performance and Officials' Qualifications
10 A "Bottom-Up" Approach to State Transparency11 Issues in Transparency and Restoring the Public Trust; III: Performance Measures and Reform; 12 Measuring Government Performance to Promote Transparency; 13 Transparency and Measuring What Governments Do; 14 Targeted Transparency; 15 Transparency in the Broader Context of Governance and Civic Engagement; IV: Transforming General Governance; 16 Making a Difference in People's Lives to Regain the Public Trust; 17 The Need to Establish the Purpose of Government; 18 Civic Engagement and Transparency for Regaining the Public Trust; Index
Contributors
Notes:
Contains presentations made at the Symposium on advancing excellence and public trust in government that was held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Sept. 17, 2007.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Clark, Cal, 1945-
Veal, Don-Terry.
ISBN:
1-283-23366-5
9786613233660
0-7391-4546-0
OCLC:
747410588