Ballot-box accountability impedes far-sighted policymaking

■ Social Sciences & Business/ Ballot-box accountability impedes far-sighted policymaking Central government bureaucrats more effectively pursue unobservable and long-term targets. Some government policies target benefits that the public rarely see or that only materialize years later. According to a study conducted by Dr. Sounman Hong, Associate Professor at Yonsei University’s Department of Public Administration, such policies should be entrusted to the central government. “Where the goal is a short-term increase in public satisfaction or awareness, the local government should take charge,” explains Hong. “However, where improvements won’t be visible to the public or will take a long time to achieve, the central government will likely … Continue reading Ballot-box accountability impedes far-sighted policymakingRead More →