Closing the Massachusetts public training schools
- Robert D. Behn
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One successful effort at policy termination—the closing of the Massachusetts public training schools—is examined. The analysis includes: how the tactics of survival which maintain most governmental organizations and most public policies were neutralized; how the barriers to implementation of the termination policy were overcome; how the new replacement policy—the privately operated, community-based, group-homes policy—was consolidated; and a preliminary evaluation of the termination tactics and the new policy.
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- Closing the Massachusetts public training schools
Volume 7, Issue 2 , pp 151-171
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- Robert D. Behn (1)
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- 1. Duke University, 27706, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.