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 deploring the absence of a sense of the public interest as a guide for policy action - as the public - choice literature often appears to do ...
The third meaning of the public interest in the context of enhanced participation in decision making is more political . This version of the participatory ...
This basic premise about the public interest is not different from that of the market model , although the causes for excess cost and the logic of remedying ...
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