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 assumption that all old policies are bad is almost certainly as fallacious as an
assumption that all existing policies are good . The challenge then is to identify
mechanisms for identifying and discarding the overly mature policies while ...
Many existing policies and programs are valuable , but none should be allowed
to persist without effective testing and evaluation . Further , some politicians and
scholars believe that making government organizations less permanent has ...
Some countries already have a well - developed system of committees and task
forces that coordinate existing agencies and ministries . France , for example ,
has coordination devices existing at three levels within its administrative
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Market Models for Reforming Government
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