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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Despite the ideological advocacy of an apolitical civil service , it is increasingly
clear that civil servants do have significant , if not necessarily dominant , policy
roles in most contemporary governments ( Peters 1992 ; Kato 1994 ; Peters and ...
Policymaking The “ temporary state ” approach to questions of governance
appears to have little to say directly about the role of the public service in making
public policy . However , we can explore the logical implications of this approach
The deregulatory model would appear to assign a somewhat stronger role to the
bureaucracy in making policy . The logic is that these organizations tend to be
major repositories of ideas and expertise and hence should be allowed to make ...
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