The Reagan Administration has proposed a number of policy initiatives which have the effect of decentralizing governmental services which, until recently, had increasingly become the responsibility of the Federal (i.e., centralized) government. This paper inquires as to the possible effects of such decentralization tendencies. Drawing upon approaches advocated by the policy sciences and future studies, the analysis weighs goals, trends, and conditions to arrive at a set of projections and policies. (Author). Therein lies the basic question: can a highly centralized, industrialized society permit the Hegelian dialectic to ... See Dick Kirschten, aquot;Even If Charity Does Begin at Home, Government May Still Play a Key Role, aquot; National Journal, Vol.
|Title||:||Things Fall Apart, the Center Cannot Hold|