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The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World

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Publisher Comments:

National governments are proving ill-equipped to manage an increasingly complicated suite of global problems, from infectious diseases to climate change to conflicts over international trade. In "The Coming Democracy," leading political analyst Ann Florini sets forth a compelling new paradigm for transnational governance, one based on the concept of "transparency"-- the idea that the free flow of information (on topics ranging from corporate and government behavior to nuclear proliferation to biodiversity protection) provides powerful ways to hold decision makers accountable and to give ordinary people meaningful voice in shaping the policies that affect them. Dramatic breakthroughs in information technology of the past decade have made such transparency possible on a global scale.Florini offers a clear and comprehensive assessment of the possibilities for using transparency to develop effective approaches to transnational governance. She shows how this new form of governance promises real hope for managing global problems, and provides a compelling scenario that demonstrates how existing conventions and institutions can lead the way in the evolution of a better system of global governance.

Book News Annotation:

According to Florini, who directs a project on global governance at the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), globalization is not the root of all problems but neither can governments solve everything in an information-transparent world. Supplementary approaches that she discusses include civil society groups pressuring businesses to be more environmentally "green." Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-241) and index.

About the Author

Ann Florini is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, where she directs the project on New Approaches to Global Governance.

Table of Contents

A time of transformation? — The global spotlight — The global we — Why governments won't solve everything — Business — Civil society — Economic integration — Environment — The fourth revolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559632898
Subtitle:
New Rules For Running A New World
Author:
Florini, Ann
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Civil society
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
POL033000
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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