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Democracy and Public Management Reform

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780199261185
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601507 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199261180.001.0001

Series: Oxford Political Theory

Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The two major political institutions acting in modern democracies–civil society and the state–assume new ways of relating among themselves, thereby producing new democratic governance. Discusses two aspects of this global change: the republican democracy that is emerging in the twenty-first century and public management reform. The objective of this reform is to increase state capacity, to create a ‘strong state’: able to produce representative and accountable democratic governments; able to protect civil rights and assure markets, and so liberal; able to promote social justice, and so social; able to resist corruption and rent seeking, and thus republican. Starts from the assumption that, just as only a strong civil society may guarantee democracy, only a strong state may assure competitive markets. Defines the words ‘nation-state’ (or ‘country’), state, and civil society.

Keywords: civil society; governance; nation-state; public management reform; republican democracy; state

Book.  240 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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Introduction in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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Historical Forms of State in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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Absolute State and Patrimonial Administration in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Liberal State and Civil Service Reform in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Transition to Liberal Democracy in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Social-Democratic State in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Crisis of the Social-Democratic State in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Global System and the State in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Emergence of Republican Rights in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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The Social-Liberal State in Democracy and Public Management Reform

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