Criticism and Public Rationality: Professional Rigidity and the Search for Caring Government - Routledge Revivals (Hardback)Harry W. Smart (author)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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