Governing for the Future : Designing Democratic Institutions for a Better Tomorrow Hardback
Part of the Public Policy and Governance series
This book is about governing well for the future. It investigates the nature of, and the conditions for, prudent long-term democratic governance in a dynamic, complex, and uncertain world, the reasons why such governance is politically challenging, and how such challenges can best be tackled.
In particular, it addresses the problem of `short-termism' - or a `presentist bias' - in policy-making; that is, the risk of governments placing undue weight on near-term considerations at the expense of a society's overall long-term welfare.
As such, the book traverses both normative and empirical issues.
The approach is primarily qualitative rather than quantitative.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
- Publication Date: 09/11/2016
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9781786350565