Friday, December 21, 2012
2013: What the times call for is for governments to ...
What the times call for is for governments to get their act together and govern, via better planned and implemented policies.
In countries such as the UK, one has seen a rise in voters and parties that are anti-Brussels and increasingly anti-Whitehall, in a way resembling the Tea Party ideology and dynamics. They challenge the role of the state as well as of governments.
How can this dynamic be addressed? In my opinion, what the times call for is for governments to get their act together and govern, via better planned and implemented policies. Policies that address the real issues faced by citizens in their daily lives, in policy/comprehensive ways not in theoretical or crisis management manner. There is an urgent need for better public policy rather than PR/image making by governments and political parties.
My reference sample is the EU27 (EU and national levels) and the US, two regions I monitor closely.