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Review of Derek Bok's 'The Trouble with Government'

6 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2015  

Eugene D. Mazo

Rutgers Law School; University of Baltimore School of Law; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2001

Abstract

This is a review of Derek Bok's book "The Trouble with Government." Bok, the former president of Harvard University, once famously quipped, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." In this book, he applies the same logic to (bad) government. The book assesses why the U.S. government has failed to achieve what most Americans want and whether there are reforms that could improve its performance.

Keywords: government performance, government satisfaction, government bureaucracy, education, reform

Suggested Citation

Mazo, Eugene D., Review of Derek Bok's 'The Trouble with Government' (July 1, 2001). Stanford Journal of International Law Vol. 37, No. 2, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2701052

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