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Foundations of Government and Public Administration

A New Social Ontology of Government

Consent, Coordination, and Authority

Authors: Little, Daniel

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  • Provides a better understanding of some of the central puzzles of empirical political science
  • Answers to question like what accounts for both plasticity and perseverance of political institutions and practices
  • Aims to formulate a better understanding of the persistence of dysfunctions in government and public administration
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This book provides a better understanding of some of the central puzzles of empirical political science: how does “government” express will and purpose? How do political institutions come to have effective causal powers in the administration of policy and regulation? What accounts for both plasticity and perseverance of political institutions and practices? And how are we to formulate a better understanding of the persistence of dysfunctions in government and public administration – failures to achieve public goods, the persistence of self-dealing behavior by the actors of the state, and the apparent ubiquity of corruption even within otherwise high-functioning governments?

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Daniel Little is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His research focuses on the philosophy of social science. Recent books include New Directions in the Philosophy of Social Science (2016) and New Contributions to the Philosophy of History (2010).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A New Social Ontology of Government
Book Subtitle
Consent, Coordination, and Authority
Authors
Series Title
Foundations of Government and Public Administration
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48923-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48923-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48922-9
Series ISSN
2523-7624
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 178
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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