Steering from the Centre: Strengthening Political Control in Western Democracies
B. Guy Peters, Carl Dahlström, Jon Pierre
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2011 - Political Science - 279 pages
Governments face new challenges in an era marked by globalization, shifting economic and national security policies, pervasive electronic media, and policy reform. Steering from the Centre details how chief executives in ten Western democracies have responded to governance challenges in the wake of reform ideas such as the New Public Management which stress deregulation and decentralization.