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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Rather than thinking about individual gain and individual power in formal political
structures , the citizen should think first about the impact of policy on the
community , however defined , and about how the community can be more
Congressional “ micro - management ” ( Gilmour and Halley 1994 ; Wilson 1994b
) of individual programs , as well as of the public sector as a whole , has limited
the flexibility and adaptability of federal programs , with the blame then being ...
The organization may operate in a more fluid environment , but the individual
employees may remain under control from above . Further , the logic within this
approach appears to be that of deregulating managerial activities in the pursuit of
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