The Two Futures of Governing: Decentering and Recentering Processes in Governing

Peters, B. Guy (January 2008) The Two Futures of Governing: Decentering and Recentering Processes in Governing. IHS Political Science Series 114

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Abstract: Reforms of the public sector have helped create a more efficient and effective public sector, but also have created a number of problems. Both, the New Public Management and "governance" reforms have contributed to the contemporary problems in governing. These problems have been political to a great extent, reflecting the tendency to emphasize administrative rather than democratic values. Governments have begun to react to the real and perceived problems within the public sector by developing a number of "meta-governance" instruments that can help steer public organizations but which involve less direct command and control. This paper addresses the contemporary governance tasks of restoring political direction and policy coherence while at the same supporting the autonomy of public organizations, and the involvement of policy networks, in governing.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Governance' 'New Public Management' 'Steuerung' 'Öffentliche Verwaltung' 'Meta-Governance' 'Steering' 'Public Administration'
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 04:54
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1821

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