1st Edition

Criticism and Public Rationality (Routledge Revivals)
Proffesional Rigidity and the Search for Caring Government

ISBN 9780415613576
Published April 11, 2012 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

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.