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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Perhaps the strongest agenda power for an agency is negative , or the capacity
to prevent an issue from being considered . This “ second face of power ” (
Bachrach and Baratz 1962 ) derives from the close contacts of most agencies
with their ...
There are also a number of legal constraints on the capacity of government to do
simply what it and other participants in the policy process want , and when and
how they want to do it , so participation may be the beginning of the process ...
In the decisional view the capacity to produce decisions , rather than the ability to
create consensus , is the mark of governance capacity . The final meaning of the
public interest within the participatory approach depends upon citizens ...
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