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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The individual civil servant did not have to take too much personal responsibility
but could depend on hierarchy , rules , and regulations for guidance . Avoidance
of responsibility is the stereotypical behavior pattern of public employees and ...
More than anything else , the conventional means of using political mechanisms
of accountability - ministerial responsibility within parliament , for example —
have been depreciated by reforms that have loosened the control of ministers .
failures are uncovered is to reform and / or replace the management of the
organization in question , and , if necessary , for some other organization , often a
central organ in the government , to assume responsibility for delivery of the
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