The scope of the study, as adopted by the LWVUS Board, states:
The purpose of this study is to identify those parameters and policy issues to be considered in connection with proposals to transfer federal, state or local government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector. It will review the stated goals and the community impact of such transfers, and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good.
The documents listed below are provided to assist in the Privatization Study:
- Useful definitions have been provided by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Virginia.
- US Government Accounting Office (GAO) definitions of Privatization
- Forms of Privatization: excerpted from Government Privatization: history, Examples, and Issues issued by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, Springfield, IL; October 2006
- Glossary Source: United States General Account Office, Report to the Chairman, House Republican Task Force on Privatization, March 1997, PRIVATIZATION: Lessons Learned by State and Local Governments
- Consensus Questions
- Examples Modern examples of the privatization of water, libraries, and prisons. Presentation by Cate White on February 18, 2012.
- Historical & Economic Considerations Historical and economic considerations of privacy, and the modern context. Presentation notes by Jane Wagner-Tyack on February 18, 2012
- Disadvantages of Privatization Presentation notes by Susan Mora Loyko on Feb. 18, 2012
- Privatization Checklists Presentation notes by Bill Loyko on February 18, 2012