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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lic organizations . Decentralization may mean different things to different people ,
but to most contemporary critics of the public sector , two of the basic aspects that
require attention are its centralization and hierarchy . The market approach ...
For example , the 2000 presidential race in the United States appeared to require
bureaucracy - bashing even by Al Gore , who had been a central political figure
in some initial deregulation ( Wolfe 2000 ) . The rule - bound nature of public ...
In particular it will require an administrative system that comes as close to some
of the traditional ideals of probity and equality as possible . I will first present
some ideas about the administrative system ( s ) in place before there were
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