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

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Bibliographic Details
Edition:First edition.
Published: [Bingley] : Emerald, 2017.
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Series:Public Policy and Governance v. 25.
Format: Electronic eBook
Table of Contents:
  • 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.