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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These aberration , unfortunately , have not been entirely absent from the
industrialized democracies where market - oriented reforms have been
implemented . 12 There are other challenges to hierarchy in addition to those
coming from the ...
To some extent the traditional model found in these countries is little different
from that of the industrialized democracies . Certainly countries that have derived
their administrative systems directly from European countries have imported ...
For example , after the first wave of almost total privatization of numerous
productive organizations , the strategy in many cases has become similar to that
characteristic of the industrialized democracies . These strategies include the
creation of ...
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