Building strong nations: Improving governability and public management

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In the face of global challenges and changes – some may even say because of them – one major dilemma looms large for citizens and leaders worldwide: how can we ensure that our countries address these challenges successfully? This book demonstrates that the answer can be found in a better match between the nature of modern bureaucracy and the spirit of modern democracy, as well as by improving methods and ideas for what the author terms 'cleaver governance' and better governability. Moreover, it suggests potential directions for improving governability and public management against the backdrop of the tension between bureaucracy and democracy that has given rise to increasing mistrust of and lack of confidence in public institutions. Building Strong Nations enriches the discussion about moving modern nations forward despite major problems such as the clash of ideologies, the overburdening of and expectations from public administration, and the growing instability in world economics and international relations.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages258
ISBN (Electronic)9780754695660
ISBN (Print)9780754675464
StatePublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Eran Vigoda-Gadot 2009. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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