Governance, Management, and Performance: They Matter


  • Paul Coates

    1. Dr. Coates is director for the Office of State and Local Government Programs and an associate professor in public policy and administration, Department of Political Science, Iowa State University. He has his BA and MPA from the University of Wyoming and PhD from Iowa State University. The office Dr. Coates heads provides training, applied research, and technical services to state and local government. E-mail:
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Books reviewed in this article:

Carolyn J. Heinrich and Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., eds., Governance and Performance: New Perspectives

Patricia W. Ingraham, Philip G. Joyce, and Amy Kneedler Donahue, Government Performance: Why Management Matters

Janet M. Kelly and William C. Rivenbark, Performance Budgeting for State and Local Government