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Can government do anything right?, Alasdair Roberts

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Can government do anything right?
Title
Can government do anything right?
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair Roberts
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Across the Western world, people are angry about the inability of government to perform basic functions competently. With widespread evidence of policy failures at home and ill-conceived wars and interventions abroad, it is hardly surprising that politicians are distrusted and government is derided as a sprawling, wasteful mess. But what exactly is government supposed to do, and is the track record of Western governments really so awful? In this compelling book, leading scholar of public policy and management, Alasdair Roberts, explores what government does well and what it does badly. Political leaders, he explains, have always been obliged to wrestle with shifting circumstances and contending priorities, making the job of governing extraordinarily difficult. The performance of western democracies in recent decades is, admittedly, far from perfect but - as Roberts ably shows - it is also much better than you might think"--
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Roberts, Alasdair
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Democratic futures series
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  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Government accountability
  • Democracy
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
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Can government do anything right?, Alasdair Roberts
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Note
Why is everyone so angry? -- The long peace -- The right to rule -- Taming the economy -- Battle of the bulge -- Hard choices ahead -- Perestroika
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004254828
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
vi, 123 pages
Isbn
9781509521500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004254828
Label
Can government do anything right?, Alasdair Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
Why is everyone so angry? -- The long peace -- The right to rule -- Taming the economy -- Battle of the bulge -- Hard choices ahead -- Perestroika
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004254828
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
vi, 123 pages
Isbn
9781509521500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004254828

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