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 access of the public to rule making in the United States is far from perfect ,
given that relatively few average citizens have the desire to read the Federal
Register on a regular basis , but it is still better than in many other countries .
Of course , there are programs that the clients might never be able to manage ,
given that they require making difficult decisions about individual eligibility and
amounts of service to be provided , but experiments in debureaucratization have
... quality ” in the public sector ( Pollitt and Bouckaert 2000 ; OECD 1997 ) . These
ideas can be related in part to the now - familiar market ideas for reform , given
that they emphasize improving the effectiveness of public programs ( albeit ...
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