The Slow Death of the Overload Thesis: Review of 'The Fourth Revolution' by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge.

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Alasdair S. Roberts

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy

Date Written: June 24, 2014

Abstract

Review of The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. There is not much new in The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait and Adrian Woolridge. It distills four decades of conservative complaints about democratic systems, and ties this to a familiar list of proposals for reform of the public sector. It also attempts to build enthusiasm for anti-democratic reforms at home with warnings about the rise of East Asia. But the main effect of The Fourth Revolution is to show how stale the conservative rhetoric about reform has become.

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Alasdair S., The Slow Death of the Overload Thesis: Review of 'The Fourth Revolution' by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. (June 24, 2014). Public Administration, Forthcoming; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458888

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