Re-Imagining Government: Part 1: Governments Overwhelmed and in Disrepute

Re-Imagining Government: Part 1: Governments Overwhelmed and in Disrepute

by Christopher Wilson


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Despite the many cultural and technological evolutions that have taken place in society over the last 150 years, our systems of institutional governance have failed to keep up. As a result, governments no longer have the full knowledge, resources or power they need to produce the results desired by their citizens. Everywhere we see a continual decline of public confidence in the ability of governments to be effective, ethical or even believable.

This lack of confidence has generated both the current populist backlash and

the creation of technological alternatives to government as providers of social

coordination. Without significant reimagination, future governments are likely to be even less useful or friendly than they are today.

This book takes the first step in re-imagining government: it explores the

nature of the current and emerging challenges facing governments, in order to discover what it is our governments should be doing to keep pace with change and to build the needed capacities to remain effective and legitimate sources of social coordination.

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ISBN-13: 9781773706962
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 06/14/2018
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Christopher Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Governance and a retired faculty member at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa where he taught courses on collaboration, partnership and e-governance. Mr. Wilson is also the principal consultant of Christopher Wilson & Associates, which specializes in issues of organizational development, governance, stewardship, and multi-stakeholder collaboration, where he has worked with a variety of public, private and civic partnerships.

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