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作者 Roberts, Alasdair (Alasdair Scott), author
書名 Can government do anything right? / Alasdair Roberts
出版項 Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781509521500 (hardback)
9781509521517 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  D843 .R59 2018    在架上    30520020856317
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  320.91821 R643    在架上    30550100642014
 人文社會聯圖  D843 .R59 2018    在架上    30650020082968
說明 vi, 123 pages ; 20 cm
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系列 Democratic futures series
附註 "Across the Western world, people are angry about the inability of government to perform basic functions competently. With widespread evidence of policy failures at home and ill-conceived wars and interventions abroad, it is hardly surprising that politicians are distrusted and government is derided as a sprawling, wasteful mess. But what exactly is government supposed to do, and is the track record of Western governments really so awful? In this compelling book, leading scholar of public policy and management, Alasdair Roberts, explores what government does well and what it does badly. Political leaders, he explains, have always been obliged to wrestle with shifting circumstances and contending priorities, making the job of governing extraordinarily difficult. The performance of western democracies in recent decades is, admittedly, far from perfect but - as Roberts ably shows - it is also much better than you might think"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-123)
Why is everyone so angry? -- The long peace -- The right to rule -- Taming the economy -- Battle of the bulge -- Hard choices ahead -- Perestroika
鏈接 Online version: Roberts, Alasdair (Alasdair Scott), author. Can government do anything right? Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, 2018 9781509521548 (DLC) 2017057491
主題 World politics -- 1945-1989
World politics -- 1989-
Western countries -- Politics and government
Western countries -- Economic policy
Western countries -- Foreign relations
Legitimacy of governments -- Western countries
Government accountability -- Western countries
Democracy -- Western countries
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization. bisacsh
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