The Future of Governing
University Press of Kansas, 2001 - 260 pages
Global politics have been transformed by revolution and reformation in the last two decades. As political systems crashed or teetered precariously and entire governments and national boundaries dissolved, even the relatively stable industrialized democracies have been forced to reorganize their governments in the face of the increasing discontent of their citizens. Peters provides a concise and insightful guide to the fundamental ideas underlying these reform movements and their future impact on governance.
This revised edition includes three new chapters that add valuable analysis and perspective to current debates surrounding the political and administrative change in less-developed countries, the deficiencies of public administration theory, and the ways in which reform begets further reform and creates a belief in the desirability of continuous reform.
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These positive encounters with public employees do not appear to add up to a
positive impression of government in general . Paradoxically , it appears that a
remote and inefficient administrative structure is composed of pleasant and
There appear to be several ways to address this coordination problem . Chisolm (
1989 ) , for example , argued that there could be “ coordination without hierarchy .
” He has argued for coordination in the context of transportation systems that ...
The danger in some of this discussion appears to be that , as with so many
reforms , there is the hazard of creating excessive ... The dangers of
impermanence appear more pronounced for employees than they do for
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Market Models for Reforming Government
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