Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Hardcover | October 18, 2004

byLuiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

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Building the Republican State is an insightful analysis of the new state and the new public management that is emerging in the twenty-first century. It presents the historical stages that led to the modern state, identifies a crisis of the nation-state and its origins in a fiscal crisis andin globalization, and situates public management in the last phase - the social-liberal and republican state. To understand such stages the author develops the theory of republican rights, as a fourth type of citizenship right, after the civil, the political, and the social rights. The book contains an original model of reform, in which the roles of the state, the forms of ownership, the types of public administration, and the organizational-institutions indicated in each situation are put together. Additionally, the book discusses the political theories behind the reform, andits political implications. Throughout the book, the author underlines the complementary roles of markets and the state, and the importance of building state capacity to assure administrative efficiency, always having in count the 'democratic constraint', i.e., the prevalence of the political overthe economic realm. This is essential reading both for those studying political theory and government reform, as well as for anyone interested in state politics and globalization.

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Building the Republican State is an insightful analysis of the new state and the new public management that is emerging in the twenty-first century. It presents the historical stages that led to the modern state, identifies a crisis of the nation-state and its origins in a fiscal crisis andin globalization, and situates public managem...

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira is a Professor of Political Economy at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.95 inPublished:October 18, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199261180

ISBN - 13:9780199261185

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PrefaceIntroductionPart I: The Rise of the Modern State1. Historical Forms of State2. From the Absolute to the Liberal, and to the Liberal-Democratic State3. From the Liberal to the Social Democratic State4. The Crisis of the Social-Democratic State5. The Emergence of Republican Rights6. Globalization and the Need for a Strong State7. The New Social-Liberal and Republican StatePart II: Reforming Public Administration8. Bureaucratic and Civil Service Reform9. Public Managment Reform in PracticePart III: Public Management Reform10. Public Management Reform11. The Basic Model12. Devolution and Decentralization13. Autonomous Agencies14. Social Organizations15. Managing from the Strategic Core16. The Range of Control MechanismsPart IV: Theories and the Reform17. Theoretical-Ideological Orientations18. Public Choice and Organization Theory19. The Reform's CriticsPart V: The Politics of Reform20. The Democratic Constraint21. Bureaucrats' Autonomy and AccountabilityConclusion: Democratic, Liberal, Social, and RepublicanReferences