Traditionally, government bureaucracies have been the source of public policy initiatives and recommendations, but today the growing challenges to governance—more complex issues, the demands of civil society, and the changing nature of representative government, in particular—have made alternative or nongovernmental sources increasingly important if not essential.
In this volume, experts from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States offer a comparative assessment of the state of policy advice from such alternative sources as independent "scholarly" think tanks, interest and advocacy centers, party think tanks, blue-ribbon commissions, and legislative support organizations. Authors survey the availability and adequacy of these alternative sources of advice and offer specific recommendations for how to improve the quality of the advice.
- Guidance for Governance: An Overview
- R. Kent Weaver, Senior Fellow, Governmental Studies Program, Brookings Institution
- Paul B. Stares, Associate Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
- United States
- Andrew Rich, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University
- Yamamoto Tadashi, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
- United Kingdom
- Diane Stone,Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
- Amaury de Souza, Senior Research Fellow of the Instituto de Estudos Economicos, Sociais e Politicos de Sau Paulo
- Martin W. Thunert, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Mannheim
- Kuldeep Mathur, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Robert Sobiech, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Sciences, Warsaw University
- Republic of Korea
- Mo Jongryn, Associate Professor and Director, Center for International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
Copyright 2001 Japan Center for International Exchange
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