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The Indianapolis Experience

This page includes a list of resources about Stephen Goldsmith’s tenure as mayor of Indianapolis.

Summary Presentation

Goldsmith, Stephen. Competitive Government: The Indianapolis Experience.

Case Studies

Books & Chapters

By Stephen Goldsmith

About Stephen Goldsmith

  • Savas, E.S. Privatization in the City: Successes, Failures, Lessons. Washington D.C.: CQ Press (2005) 50-64.
  • Osborne, David, and Peter Plastrik. Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. (1997) 115-156.
  • Eggers, William, and John O’Leary. Revolution at the Roots: Making Our Government Smaller, Better, and Closer to Home. New York, NY: The Free Press (1995) 105-115, 282-284.
  • Ed. Altshuler, Alan A., and Robert D. Behn. Innovation in American Government: Challenges, Opportunities, and Dilemma. Washington, D.C., Brookings Institution Press (1997) 58-59.

Journals & News Articles

By Stephen Goldsmith

  • Goldsmith, Stephen, and Mark E. Schneider. “Partnering for Public Value: New Approaches in Public Employee Labor-Management Relations.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law 5, no. 3 (Spring 2003) 415-425.
  • Goldsmith, Stephen. “Rejoinder to Ideology and Inner City Redevelopment: Conservative Activism.” Journal of Urban Affairs 25, no. 1 (2003) 27-32.
  • Goldsmith, Stephen. "Indianapolis Makes it Clear: System Works." The Atlanta-Journal Constitution (August 9, 1998).
  • Goldsmith, Stephen. "Waste Not." City Journal (Winter, 1998).

About Stephen Goldsmith

  • Pullman, Bill. "Bush Leaves Faith-based Legacy." The Indianapolis Star (August 30, 2008).
  • Chapman, John L. "The Privatization of Public Services." The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. February 21, 2008.
  • Cohen, Steven, and William Eimicke. “Is Public Entrepreneurship Ethical? A Second Look at Theory and Practice.” Public Integrity 1, no. 1 (1999) 54-74.
  • The Indianapolis Experience: 1992-1999. Published by the City of Indianapolis (1999).
  • McGovern, Stephen J. “Ideology, Consciousness, and Inner-City Redevelopment: The Case of Stephen Goldsmith’s Indianapolis.” Journal of Urban Affairs 25, no. 1 (2003) 1-26.
  • McGovern, Stephen J. “Response to Stephen Goldsmith.” Journal of Urban Affairs 25, no. 1 (2003) 33-36.
  • Meyer, Harvey "Indianapolis Speeds Away" Journal of Business Strategy May/June 1998 41-46.