How Should A Government Be?

The New Levers of State Power

Jaideep Prabhu
AUD $39.99

When the art of government itself is changing, the old political divisions no longer make sense.

For a century, the most divisive question in political thought has been about the size of the state. Should it expand and take an active role in all sorts of areas of life? Or is that just meddlesome and wasteful? Those questions might have made sense in the previous century. Now, with revolutions in technology and organisational structure, and a world transformed by Covid-19, a revolution is also coming in the essential business of government - whether we like it or not.

Join organisations expert Jaideep Prabhu on a tour of what's possible in government. Discover amazing initiatives in unexpected places, from India's programme to give a digital identity to a billion citizens, to a Dutch programme that lets nurses operate almost entirely without management. Or perhaps China's ominous Social Credit system is a more accurate vision what the future has in store for us. Whether you are on the political left or right, it matters whether your government does what it does fairly and well. And the game is changing...

Author bio:

Jaideep Prabhu teaches business and enterprise at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, and is the director of the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB). He is the co-author of Frugal Innovation, which won the 2016 CMI Management Book of the Year award.

Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 9781788161374
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: April 2021
Page Extent: 336
Format: Book
Subject: Comparative politics