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The Resource Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow, by Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (electronic resource)

Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow, by Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (electronic resource)

Label
Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow
Title
Governing for the future
Title remainder
designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1957-
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Boston, Jonathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Public policy and governance
Series volume
volume 25
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  • Policy sciences
  • Political planning
  • Public administration
  • Democracy
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political leadership
Label
Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow, by Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Intertemporal policy-making in advanced democracies: the risk of a presentist bias -- The presentist bias: conceptualizing and assessing the problem -- Probing the causes of the presentist bias -- The policy dimensions of the presentist bias -- Foundations for prudent long-term governance -- Countering the presentist bias: surveying the options -- A constitution for the future -- Committing to a better future: the nature, design, and limits of commitment devices -- Insulating decision-making from short-term political pressures -- Enhancing voices for the future -- the role of independent institutional advocates and guardians -- Advising for a better future: evidence, metrics, frameworks, and institutions -- Designing and embedding a strategic foresight capability -- Creating the political conditions for policy investments: enhancing trust, shared goals, and patience -- Towards a better tomorrow: enhancing the capacity of advanced democracies to navigate, shape, and protect the future
Control code
ssj0001796920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 540 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781786350565
Lccn
2017301378
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001796920
Label
Governing for the future : designing democratic institutions for a better tomorrow, by Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Intertemporal policy-making in advanced democracies: the risk of a presentist bias -- The presentist bias: conceptualizing and assessing the problem -- Probing the causes of the presentist bias -- The policy dimensions of the presentist bias -- Foundations for prudent long-term governance -- Countering the presentist bias: surveying the options -- A constitution for the future -- Committing to a better future: the nature, design, and limits of commitment devices -- Insulating decision-making from short-term political pressures -- Enhancing voices for the future -- the role of independent institutional advocates and guardians -- Advising for a better future: evidence, metrics, frameworks, and institutions -- Designing and embedding a strategic foresight capability -- Creating the political conditions for policy investments: enhancing trust, shared goals, and patience -- Towards a better tomorrow: enhancing the capacity of advanced democracies to navigate, shape, and protect the future
Control code
ssj0001796920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 540 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781786350565
Lccn
2017301378
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001796920

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