chapter  19
Context: Market, Civil, and Private Sectors
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Chapter 19 extends our discussion of the context for policymaking from the government sector to the other three sectors in American society: market, civil, and private. It explores the structure and evolution of each sector and ties that discussion to the current context. It argues that distinctions between market, civil, private, and government sectors, are relatively recent and that the United States has a long history of creativity and pragmatism in the strategies that have been devised to serve public policy needs. As you read this chapter, keep in mind these key questions.