Saturday, September 29, 2007

If men were angels...

Madison is cited for saying the following:

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. - Page 36 in

The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-First ...

By Donald F. Kettl

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Metropolitan Cooperation and Administration in Mexico

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