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By Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
Written by means of a extraordinary Brazilian educational with powerful political event in reforming the country, this can be an cutting edge research of the results of public administration reform at the new country of the twenty-first century. the result's crucial analyzing for all people with an curiosity in globalization, the politics of the nation, and govt reform.
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Not only were conservatives against it, but so were liberals. 26 A second round of democratic consolidation took place after the Second World War, when the defeated powers—Germany, Japan, and Italy—made their transitions to democracy. Given the level of economic development achieved by those countries, democratic transitions should have already happened there. The war was a consequence of this backwardness, and eventually resolved it. 27 Two New Arguments for Democracy Today there is a consensus for the democratic state.
In Latin America, for instance, the advanced democracies and local elites supported authoritarian regimes, and even authoritarian coups, for fear of communism. Not any more. Developed countries may still support authoritarian regimes in Asia or Africa, but only for lack of a real democratic alternative. Today's basic classiﬁcation of political regimes is not the ancient Greek one. The essential distinction is not between monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy, but between democratic and authoritarian regimes.
At that time, neither special education nor special examinations were required for becoming established in the bureaucracy. The custom of purchasing positions was still in place. Thus, observes Rosenberg, ‘until the military reforms of 1806, bureaucratic administration continued to be on a limited scale an object of private ownership and a source of personal gain within the “nationalized” domain of the Prussian state under the central direction of the king’ (Rosenberg 1958: 79). Change was inevitable.
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