Literally and metaphorically, we are no doubt in a ‘new age’. And governments are, for all the evident reasons, going to continue to play an important role in the vitality, fairness, and the future of society. How constructive and consequential a role they will play will depend on the extent to which they adapt to the needs and demands of this new age. As awareness and aspirations evolve, so too will the vision and workings of government.
There is no neat end, no full stop. And so it is with this afterword for Government for a New Age. Rather than attempting the finality of an end point or closure, I will, as requested by the authors, outline some questions in the spirit of an au revoir rather than an adieu.