The Entrepreneurial State: A book review Mariana Mazzucato is a UK economist who has worked at Demos, the UK thinktank and is a professor at the University of Sussex. Her latest book The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking public vs private sector myths is written from the viewpoint that the state is the major, but often invisible, […]
The Social Contract is an old philosophical idea that people consent to be governed.
Effectively this means that people give up some freedoms but benefit from the fairness and order provided by the government. Implicit in the idea is that people have the maximum freedoms consistent with the Social Contract. However there are limits to the powers of government. This is the case especially for democratic governments which are made up of our elected representatives who make decisions on our behalf.
Public Good applauds the research undertaken by Transparency International May 2013 Transparency International’s National Integrity System assessments cover elements of government including the Judiciary, the Ombudsman and Audit Office functions, as well as other parts of the public sector such as Local Government and the approach to procurement. The results of the assessment will be […]