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  • Published: 16 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141979588
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.99

How To Run A Government

So That Citizens Benefit And Taxpayers Don't Go Crazy




The secrets of successful government from one of the world's leading experts

Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Political leaders struggle to honour their promises and officials find it near impossible to translate ideas into action. The result? High taxes, but poor outcomes. Cynicism not just with government but with the political process.

Why is this? How can this be reversed?

In this ground-breaking book Michael Barber draws on his wealth of experience of working for and with government leaders the world over to present a blueprint for how to run a government. Using contemporary cases from every continent and classic examples from history, he makes a compelling case for a new approach. From Downing Street to Punjab, Charles I to Churchill, this book shows that the solution is less about ideology and more about clear priorities and meticulous planning.

  • Published: 16 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141979588
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.99

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Praise for How To Run A Government

Refreshingly ruthless . . . has an uplifting brio to it

Economist

One of the most original political thinkers of his generation

Andrew Adonis, New Statesman

Excellent . . . there is a lot of common sense and practical wisdom . . . a breath of fresh air

David Willetts, Standpoint

Barber is the global overload of public policy . . . a record around the world of actually achieving change.

Philip Collins, Prospect

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