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Putting faith in partnerships : welfare-to-work in four cities / Stephen V. Monsma ; with a foreword by John J. DiIulio, Jr.

By: Monsma, Stephen V, 1936-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary political and social issues: Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2004Description: xx, 268 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0472113933 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780472113934 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States | Public-private sector cooperation -- United States | Church charities -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Putting faith in partnerships.DDC classification: 362.5/84/0973 Also issued online.
Contents:
Public-private partnerships : trends and issues -- The providers of welfare-to-work services -- The services provided -- The government-provider relationship -- Public-private partnerships : public policy issues.
Review: "The book is based on in-depth studies of social service programs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Dallas. By examining public-private partnerships between government offices and nonprofit organizations, Monsma seeks to understand how these partnerships affect the balance between government's efforts to deal with social problems and the rights of individual citizens to control their own lives." "Putting Faith in Partnerships answers many previously unanswered questions in what may be the most controversial public policy debate today: about the feasibility and wisdom of government agencies forming partnerships with private organizations to provide essential public social services."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-263) and index.

Public-private partnerships : trends and issues -- The providers of welfare-to-work services -- The services provided -- The government-provider relationship -- Public-private partnerships : public policy issues.

Also issued online.

"The book is based on in-depth studies of social service programs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Dallas. By examining public-private partnerships between government offices and nonprofit organizations, Monsma seeks to understand how these partnerships affect the balance between government's efforts to deal with social problems and the rights of individual citizens to control their own lives." "Putting Faith in Partnerships answers many previously unanswered questions in what may be the most controversial public policy debate today: about the feasibility and wisdom of government agencies forming partnerships with private organizations to provide essential public social services."--BOOK JACKET.

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CHOICE Review

In this first systematic treatment of public-private partnerships in the era of Charitable Choice (a legislative provision in federal welfare law enacted in 1996), Monsma (political science, Pepperdine Univ.) examines welfare-to-work programs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia to assess the capacity of such private organizations, differences among them, the nature of partnerships and barriers, and whether the organizations were able to retain organizational autonomy despite receiving government funds. Using data from 509 questionnaires and 51 site visits and interviews, Monsma creates five organization types: for-profit, large secular nonprofits, community-based nonprofits, "segmented" faith-based, and "integrated" faith-based. Methodological advances in this book flow from Monsma's careful and nuanced rendering of religious nonprofits. Separating the activities of faith-based nonprofits from the activities of congregations, and separating faith-based "segmented" nonprofits from faith-based "integrated" nonprofits, Monsma's work illuminates the varied terrain of activity and motivations of these types of organizations. His public policy recommendations in this area flow from his commitment to pluralism and sphere sovereignty, as he makes clear in the book's first chapter and again in the conclusion. Although this approach privileges a conclusion in favor of Charitable Choice, Monsma nonetheless offers a valuable and much-needed work on this topic. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduate through professional collections. S. H. Hecht Bethel University

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Stephen V. Monsma is Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University.

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