Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow / by Jonathan Boston.

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Edition:First edition.
Published: [Bingley] : Emerald, 2017.
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Series:Public Policy and Governance v. 25.
Format: Electronic eBook
Summary:This book is about governing well for the future. It investigates the nature of, and the conditions for, prudent long-term democratic governance in a dynamic, complex, and uncertain world, the reasons why such governance is politically challenging, and how such challenges can best be tackled. In particular, it addresses the problem of 'short-termism' or a 'presentist bias' in policy-making; that is, the risk of governments placing undue weight on near-term considerations at the expense of a society's overall long-term welfare. As such, the book traverses both normative and empirical issues. The approach is primarily qualitative rather than quantitative.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxiv, 540 pages).
Other format:Print version: 9781786350565
Notes:Bib#: 2728963
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:Public policy and governance ; v. 25