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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... a number of different strands of thinking about change are being advocated .
Further , those patterns of thinking are often inherently incompatible even though
they are being implemented as components of the same reform program . In such
Although the thinking about structure has tended to question the conventional
wisdom while largely retaining it , in personnel management the dominant
pattern has been to eliminate the old ways of doing things . These changes tend
These ideas about the structure of government departments is mirrored in much
contemporary thinking about the organizations of the private sector ( Weir 1992 ) .
Business firms in the 1960s and 1970s tended to create huge conglomerates ...
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