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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The problem with this analysis is that such a degree of autonomy exists in very
few governments , and even in those few cases there are numerous mechanisms
designed to restrain it . In essence , the Niskanen model is patterned after ...
These reforms appear to make many organizations in the public sector virtually
as autonomous as any private contractors providing public services and hence
are equally difficult to hold accountable . The autonomy of agencies and other ...
Given that focus on organizations per se , the structural assumptions behind the
approach are of a large number of autonomous and quasi - autonomous
organizations , not tightly coupled ministerial structures with hierarchically
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Market Models for Reforming Government
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