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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Understanding administrative reform requires understanding the traditional
model of governance that is the backdrop against which attempts at reform must
be viewed . Rather than being a set of intellectual principles , this traditional
Equality The final characteristic of the traditional model of governance and public
administration is that there should be as much equality of outcomes as possible .
The traditional system of personnel management stressed equal pay and ...
2 Market Models for Reforming Government If there is a single alternative to the
traditional model of public administration favored by contemporary politicians ,
academics , and probably also the public , it must be the market model .
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Changing States Governance and the Public Service
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