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 scholars have argued that because of the self - interest of the members of
the organizations , especially “ bureau chiefs ” at the apex , public bureaucracies
tend to expand at an unjustifiable rate and to charge their sponsors ( read ...
In his analysis of the presumed inefficiencies of the public sector , Niskanen (
1994 , 106 - 12 ) argued that the multiservice bureau would be less efficient and
more costly than the sum of the costs if the individual services were delivered by
Other analysts have argued that incrementalism is , in fact , a rational way of
making spending decisions ( Lindblom 1965 ; see Rubin 1997 ) . They argue that
the magnitude of contemporary public budgets is such that it is almost impossible
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