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Public Service and Good Governance for the Twenty-First Century

Featuring essays from thought leaders in public administration, Public Service and Good Governance for the Twenty-First Century offers insights into the governance challenges facing the nation—from diminished capacity to the failure to meet expectations for reform—and recommendations for how civic institutions and leaders might respond.

Public Service and Good Governance for the Twenty-First Century

Edited by James L. Perry. Foreword by Paul A. Volcker

2020 | 312 pages | Cloth $69.95
Political Science
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Table of Contents


—Paul A. Volcker

—James L. Perry

Chapter 1. Catch-22 Government: Federal Performance in Peril
—Paul C. Light

Part I. Disruptive Influences
Chapter 2. Beyond the Financial Crisis: Regulators Confront New Challenges from Technological (R)evolution
—Sheila Bair
Chapter 3. Big Data, AI, and Algorithmic Platforms: Implications for Governing and Public Policy
—Ramayya Krishnan
Chapter 4. Political Disruption: Is America Headed Toward Uncontrollable Extremism or Partisan Goodwill?
—Norman J. Ornstein

Part II. Emerging Government and Governance
Chapter 5. The Intrinsic Functions of Government
—Francis Fukuyama
Chapter 6. Reframing American Institutions: A Look Ahead to Midcentury
—Donald F. Kettl
Chapter 7. Is Federal Public Service Reform Still Possible? Toward a "Volcker Rule" for Federal Contractors
—John J. DiIulio Jr.
Chapter 8. Good Government: Persistent Challenges, Smart Practices, and New Knowledge Needed
—Shelley Metzenbaum

Part III. Public Service and Public Leaders
Chapter 9. A Personal Reflection on the Importance of Public Service
—William W. Bradley
Chapter 10. Competencies of the Public Service in Challenging Regulatory Times
—Paul R. Verkuil
Chapter 11. Upending Public Policy Education
—Angela Evans
Chapter 12. The Emerging Public Leader: Characteristics, Opportunities, and Challenges
—Norma M. Riccucci

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