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Building strong nations : improving governability and public management

Author: Eran Vigoda-Gadot
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In the face of global challenges and changes one major dilemma looms large for citizens and leaders worldwide: How can we ensure that our countries address these challenges successfully? This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eran Vigoda-Gadot
ISBN: 9780754675464 0754675467
OCLC Number: 233813749
Description: xxi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The state of modern nations and the rebirth of an old paradox. Theoretical approaches to nation building ; Dilemma of governability under democratic and bureaucratic constraints --
Caught between democracy and bureaucracy: an anthology of empirical examination. The power of bureaucracy: managerial quality and performance ; The charm of democracy: building on democratic values and good citizenship ; Empirical evidence: a longitudinal national study of bureaucracy and democracy in Israel --
Strong nations and reconciliation of the democratic-bureaucratic paradox: several alternatives. Strong nations and collaboration in public administration: a myth or necessity? ; Strong nations and innovation in the public sector ; Strong nations and global reforms in public administration: a new, borderless public policy ; Building strong nations by effective governability in a democratic cosmos.
Responsibility: Eran Vigoda-Gadot.
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'A perception of a global chaos can be easily formed these days given the volume and diversity of our daily news. This book successfully uncovers some hidden pattern that might explain a number of Read more...

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