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.
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245 1 0 |a Governing for the future :  |b designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow /  |c by Jonathan Boston. 
250 |a First edition. 
264 1 |a [Bingley] :  |b Emerald,  |c 2017. 
264 4 |c ©2017 
300 |a 1 online resource (xxxiv, 540 pages). 
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490 1 |a Public policy and governance ;  |v v. 25 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Intertemporal policy-making in advanced democracies: the risk of a presentist bias -- The presentist bias: conceptualizing and assessing the problem -- Probing the causes of the presentist bias -- The policy dimensions of the presentist bias -- Foundations for prudent long-term governance -- Countering the presentist bias: surveying the options -- A constitution for the future -- Committing to a better future -- the nature, design, and limits of commitment devices -- Insulating decision-making from short-term political pressures -- Enhancing voices for the future -- the role of independent institutional advocates and guardians -- Advising for a better future -- evidence, metrics, frameworks, and institutions -- Designing and embedding a strategic foresight capability -- Creating the political conditions for policy investments: enhancing trust, shared goals, and patience -- Towards a better tomorrow -- enhancing the capacity of advanced democracies to navigate, shape, and protect the future. 
520 |a 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. 
650 0 |a Democracy. 
650 0 |a Policy sciences. 
650 0 |a Public administration 
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