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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If we assume the desirability of maintaining responsible democratic regimes , then there mi be some means of holding organizations accountable .
The second and related element involved in reregulation is the use of performance and quality standards as the means of assessing performance .
It is a means of recapping what has been said already and also of emphasizing the multiplicity of ideas of what is wrong in government and what needs to be ...
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