Princeton University Library Catalog

Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow / by Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

Author:
Boston, Jonathan, 1957- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xxxiv, 540 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-531) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1786350564
  • 9781786350565
OCLC:
948826744
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