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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Much of the administrative reform encountered in those systems is not the
product of endogenous force but is the result of the concepts and programs of
outside actors , especially international donors . This imposition of reforms ,
This demand goes beyond mere political neutrality . Many of the problems
associated with government , and especially with public bureaucracy , are a
function of controls imposed by political leaders seeking greater control and
This need for change may be especially apparent for the reforms labeled
deregulation . Because of the pervasive distrust of government and its lack of
integration of bureaucracy into civil society , there has been a tendency for rules
to be laid ...
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