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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Questions of practice that now appear extremely uncertain include such basic issues as the structure of government , management of those structures ...
The connections between ideas and practice may be vague at best , yet the reformers tend to believe that what they are doing is derived from a coherent set ...
This discrepancy between norms and practices should be an environment suitable ... Therefore , in practice public administration may be far from the ideal ...
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