What Do We Expect from Our Government?

What Do We Expect from Our Government?

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by Beryl A. Radin
     
 

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What Do We Expect From Our Government? provides a glimpse at this set of developments by focusing on a number of policies, such as climate change, immigration, and terrorism, as well as governance processes such as oversight, elections and campaigns, and regulation. It highlights the role of research in public sector decision-making, the role of the academy, the

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What Do We Expect From Our Government? provides a glimpse at this set of developments by focusing on a number of policies, such as climate change, immigration, and terrorism, as well as governance processes such as oversight, elections and campaigns, and regulation. It highlights the role of research in public sector decision-making, the role of the academy, the relationship between economic imperatives and scientific information, and dealing with uncertainty and change. In addition, it includes attention to broader issues such as national economic and fiscal policies and strategies for assuring equity and access in programs.

Editorial Reviews

Connie Morella
Beryl Radin and Joshua Chanin take us on an informative and provocative journey focusing on our changing times and challenging our expectations of the role of government. Their collection of essays, emanating from a Conference commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the American University School of Public Affairs, moves from historical background to analysis of current critical issues to the barriers to policy implementation and the task of seeking reforms. This book should be required reading for policy makers, academicians, business and civic leaders.
Robert Cleary
A comprehensive study by legislative and executive staggers and scholars as to whether government should materially expand its responsibilities in areas like economic protection and regulation. The writers conclude that expansion in these areas in necessary to protect the public. Particularly pertinent today. A book you will want in your professional library.
Susan Martin
This excellent set of essays focus on a key question in all democracies—what should 'we the people' expect of our government. The authors strongly argue for what should be self-evident but is too often missing in the political process—evidence-based policy making to tackle such difficult issues as poverty, climate change, migration and terrorism. This book is a must-read for policy makers and those who study the policy process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739144534
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/20/2010
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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