Governance, Politics, and the State

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St. Martin's Press, 2000 - Political Science - 231 pages
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"The authors argue, however, that the steering of societies from the center by the state remains crucially important for several reasons. First, the loss of control by government is often exaggerated, and there is still a substantial capacity for the public sector to shape social and economic life. Second, taking the centralized conception of "steering" as a starting-point for analysis provides a standard against which to judge any loss of governance capacity by national states. Finally, if there is any loss of that capacity to govern by the public sector it appears to be occurring at different rates and in different ways in different countries."--BOOK JACKET.

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Jon Pierre is Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh.

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