Journal article

Fiducial Governance: Heads of State and Monitory Branches

John Power

Administration and Society | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2012


If we are to tackle the pressing problems of governance effectively in the new millennium, we need to reconsider the roles that heads of state could play in a form of politics suited to this new era. Such politics should be aimed at strengthening the trust that the citizenry places on those in public authority. To realize such politics, constitutional designers will need to continually shuttle between the levels of theory and practice. In this essay, the author attempts to construct an appropriate theoretical framework. In companion works, the author and his colleagues attempt to work within this framework in the development of reform proposals in particular regimes. A fiducial form of gover..

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