Governing for the Future: Designing Democratic Institutions for a Better Tomorrow (Public Policy and Governance #25) (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786350565
ISBN-10: 1786350564
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Publication Date: September 30th, 2016
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Public Policy and Governance