Criticism and Public Rationality : Professional Rigidity and the Search for Caring Government, Hardback Book

Criticism and Public Rationality : Professional Rigidity and the Search for Caring Government Hardback

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Criticism is at the heart of any political discussion, and criticism of old policies is central to the development of new ones.

In its analysis of political decision-making, this reissue, first published in 1991, examines the principles which control the process of policy criticism.

It identifies two fundamental and related obstacles to this process: the privileged status accorded to 'professional judgement' and the conflicting philosophical ideas that shape political argument.

Based on the study of Europe's largest local authority, the book presents a theory of decision-making that can be applied to institutions at all levels.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9780415613545

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