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You Won--Now What?

You Won--Now What?

How Americans Can Make Democracy Work from City Hall to the White House

A COMMONSENSE ROAD MAP FOR MAKING OUR GOVERNMENT WORK
As public officials fail to deliver their campaign promises -- and voter cynicism skyrockets -- a simple explanation has become widely accepted: Government is broken. If only we could fix this system, voters hope, our democracy would work the way it was designed. But is government broken, or are the people we hire each Election Day not up to the job?
You Won -- Now What? turns the tables on the government-reform debate. The answer is not to reinvent government but to reinvent government officials.
Taegan D. Goddard and Christopher Riback use real-life stories to analyze the failures and successes of politicians from every level of government. Drawing on these examples, the authors identify the eight traits of effective public officials. These commonsense solutions prove that government is personal: good people can make a difficult system work. You Won -- Now What? explains to politicians and voters alike how government works -- and how it can work better.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684852034 | 
  • January 1999
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