This concluding chapter summarizes the central theme of the book—evolutionary learning as public philosophy. This chapter then draws together the ideas about how Pragmatism might re-imagine the role of public agencies as “linchpins” of a “problem-solving democracy.” In a problem-solving democracy, public agencies can build public consent for governing through collaborative and strategic problem-solving with stakeholders. To play this role, however, public agencies must be organized differently. This chapter summarizes the kind of public organization that Pragmatism might envision.
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