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In The Next Generation of the United States, renowned public administration expert Donald F. Kettl argues that our current government and its twentieth-century solutions are increasingly overmatched by twenty-first-century problems.

Drawing data from crises like FEMA's tragic failure in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he demonstrates the increasingly complex nature of the problems our government must solve and the failings of its current approach. Based on the surprising successes of key officials in crisis situations, Kettl envisions a legion of leaders who run government they way that rocket scientists launch rockets--with strong leadership focused on objectives, held accountable for performance, and linked effectively to citizens so that it acts decisively for the public good. This book is a guide to the problems that ail our government and a road map for their solution.

The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them

Author: Donald F. Kettl

Title: The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them

ISBN: 0393978699

ISBN13: 978-0393978698

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (September 1, 2009)

Language: English

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Size pdf version: 1432 kb

Size epub version: 1167 kb

Size fb2 version: 1263 kb

Rating: 4.8/5

Pages: 304 pages


Reviews (3)
Nejind
This book was required reading for a class in my Master's program and the University of Texas, El Paso. I bought it on Kindle. It reads quickly and has a lot of modern (past 15 years) vignettes such as Hurricane Katrina, Medicare and 9/11 to show governmental (local, state, and Federal) responses to complex problems.
Nejind
This book was required reading for a class in my Master's program and the University of Texas, El Paso. I bought it on Kindle. It reads quickly and has a lot of modern (past 15 years) vignettes such as Hurricane Katrina, Medicare and 9/11 to show governmental (local, state, and Federal) responses to complex problems.
Zeks Horde
A little repetitive but a good read and an interesting perspective on what ails our government in the U.S. today.
Zeks Horde
A little repetitive but a good read and an interesting perspective on what ails our government in the U.S. today.
Kabandis
Kettl is one of the main writers on Public Administration in the United States. It is very fast and easy read, and applies to my current Masters program. I used this book to study for my comprehensive exam for my MPA. I passed.
Kabandis
Kettl is one of the main writers on Public Administration in the United States. It is very fast and easy read, and applies to my current Masters program. I used this book to study for my comprehensive exam for my MPA. I passed.

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