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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For example , no longer is economic policy a concern just for economists and
central bankers , but it must also involve departments responsible for education ,
unemployment assistance , agriculture , labor market policy , international affairs
For example , matching the market model with particular situations would be
perhaps the easiest part of the analysis . The public sector already provides a
number of services that are , in principle , marketable ( Rose et al . 1985 ) . It is
Take , for example , the terms “ consumerism ” and “ choice . ” These are central
concepts in both the market models of change and in the participatory approach .
In both cases they imply something about an enhanced role for the citizen in the ...
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