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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Somewhat predictably , advocates of the participatory approach tend to be
associated with the political left ( Bachrach and Botwinick 1992 ) . However ,
some theorists from the political right , concerned with issues such as
the public , might be more suitable conduits for participatory inputs than would be
senior public servants . On the other hand , if communication within organizations
is even moderately efficient , the lower echelons should be able to send ...
The final meaning of the public interest within the participatory approach
depends upon citizens themselves being involved in making many choices about
policy and even in delivering those services . In this way the participatory state is
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