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Warner, M.E. 2000. Structuring the Market for Service Delivery: A New Role for Local Government. pp 85-104 in Local Government Innovation: Issues and Trends in Privatization and Managed Competition, Robin Johnson and Norman Walzer eds. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

Case study analysis of reverse privatization among New York State towns and counties shows how governments engage the market to ensure competition, control and attention to community values. The nature and relative importance of three alternatives to privatization inter-municipal cooperation, reverse privatization and governmental entrepreneurship are described.