Paul Verkuil, professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and author of Outsourcing Sovereignty: Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do About It, discusses the increasing privatization of government, the new phenomenon of the hiring out of the actual enforcement functions of the state, the lack of adequate oversight and criminal accountability and how the many domestic functions of government being privatized are making it even worse and the beginnings of Congressional interest in curtailing the worst excesses.
MP3 here. (22:13)
Paul Verkuil is a professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His research emphasis is in administrative law, and government regulation. Professor Verkuil was dean of the Cardozo Law School from 1997 to 2001. He has served on the law faculty of the University of North Carolina, as dean of Tulane Law School, and as president of the College of William and Mary. Professor Verkuil is co-author of Administrative Law and Process (4th ed. 2004) and Regulation and Deregulation (2nd ed. 2004).