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dc.contributor.authorRaadschelders, Jos C.N.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-23T08:29:49Z
dc.date.available2021-03-23T08:29:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47505
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPQ Central government::JPQB Central government policiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPP Public administrationen_US
dc.subject.otherDemocracyen_US
dc.subject.otherGovernmenten_US
dc.titleThe Three Ages of Governmenten_US
dc.title.alternativeFrom the Person, to the Group, to the Worlden_US
dc.typebook
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageIt is only in the last 250 years that ordinary people (in some parts of the world) have become citizens rather than subjects. This change happened in a very short period, between 1780 and 1820, a result of the foundations of democracy laid in the age of revolutions. A century later local governments embraced this shift due to rapid industrialization, urbanization, and population growth. During the twentieth century, all democratic governments began to perform a range of tasks, functions, and services that had no historical precedent. In the thirty years following the Second World War, Western democracies created welfare states that, for the first time in history, significantly reduced the gap between the wealthy and everyone else. Many of the reforms of that postwar period have been since rolled back because of the belief that government should be more like a business. Jos C.N. Raadschelders provides the information that all citizens should have about their connections to government, why there is a government, what it does, how it does it, and why we can no longer do without it. <i>The Three Ages of Government</i> rises above stereotypical thinking to show the centrality of government in human life.en_US
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.11666501en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye07ce9b5-7a46-4096-8f0c-bc1920e3d889en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780472132232en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780472038541en_US
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages327en_US


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