Democracy and the Future: Future-Regarding Governance in Democratic Systems Michael MacKenzie

Democracy and the Future: Future-Regarding Governance in Democratic Systems

Author: Michael MacKenzie
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Book Title
Democracy and the Future: Future-Regarding Governance in Democratic Systems
Author
Michael MacKenzie
ISBN
9781399512749
This book brings together political philosophers, democratic theorists, empirical political scientists and policy experts to examine how democratic systems might be designed so that the long-term consequences of our decisions are considered in policymaking processes. It examines these topics from many different perspectives - it is interdisciplinary and globally oriented - but it also explores Finland as an example of how future-regarding governance might be done. Finland has one of the most advanced governmental foresight systems in the world, including a unique parliamentary institution called the 'Committee for the Future', and it has enjoyed a stable, multiparty government for decades. The contributors identify tensions between the present and the future, as well as between reversibility and commitment, independence and politicisation, and trust and critique, which have to be navigated in order to achieve long-term, collective goals. The book concludes that elite-driven institutions should be complemented by robust institutions for public participation and deliberation in order to retain responsiveness while at the same time forging public commitments for future-regarding action.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Michael MacKenziePublisher: Oxford University Press, USAPublished: 04/30/2023ISBN: 9781399512749Pages: 324Weight: 1.42lbsSize: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.75d

This book brings together political philosophers, democratic theorists, empirical political scientists and policy experts to examine how democratic systems might be designed so that the long-term consequences of our decisions are considered in policymaking processes. It examines these topics from many different perspectives - it is interdisciplinary and globally oriented - but it also explores Finland as an example of how future-regarding governance might be done. Finland has one of the most advanced governmental foresight systems in the world, including a unique parliamentary institution called the 'Committee for the Future', and it has enjoyed a stable, multiparty government for decades. The contributors identify tensions between the present and the future, as well as between reversibility and commitment, independence and politicisation, and trust and critique, which have to be navigated in order to achieve long-term, collective goals. The book concludes that elite-driven institutions should be complemented by robust institutions for public participation and deliberation in order to retain responsiveness while at the same time forging public commitments for future-regarding action.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Michael MacKenzie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 04/30/2023
ISBN: 9781399512749
Pages: 324
Weight: 1.42lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.75d

This book brings together political philosophers, democratic theorists, empirical political scientists and policy experts to examine how democratic systems might be designed so that the long-term consequences of our decisions are considered in policymaking processes. It examines these topics from many different perspectives - it is interdisciplinary and globally oriented - but it also explores Finland as an example of how future-regarding governance might be done. Finland has one of the most advanced governmental foresight systems in the world, including a unique parliamentary institution called the 'Committee for the Future', and it has enjoyed a stable, multiparty government for decades. The contributors identify tensions between the present and the future, as well as between reversibility and commitment, independence and politicisation, and trust and critique, which have to be navigated in order to achieve long-term, collective goals. The book concludes that elite-driven institutions should be complemented by robust institutions for public participation and deliberation in order to retain responsiveness while at the same time forging public commitments for future-regarding action.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Michael MacKenzie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 04/30/2023
ISBN: 9781399512749
Pages: 324
Weight: 1.42lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.75d