The Coming Democracy
New Rules for Running a New World
By (author) Ann M. Florini
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Coming Democracy by Ann M. Florini
Book DescriptionNational governments are proving ill-equipped to manage an increasingly complicated portfolio of global problems. In The Coming Democracy, political analyst Ann Florini sets forth a compelling new paradigm for transnational governance. It is 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 decisionmakers accountable and to give ordinary people meaningful voice in shaping the policies that affect them. Thanks to dramatic breakthroughs in information technology over the past decade, such transparency is now 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 offers 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815728658
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ann M. Florini
China Experiments, Paperback (January 2012)
Examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous experiments in governance at subnational levels, and explores the implications for China's future political trajectory. This book looks at China's changing governance architecture and raises key overarching questions.
Right to Know, Hardback (April 2007)
Discusses about what information governments and other powerful organizations should disclose. This book distills the lessons of many nations' often bitter experience and provides analysis of transparency's impact on governance, business regulation, environmental protection, and national security. It is useful for policymakers and executives.
Third Force, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Ann M. Florini
From the landmines campaign to the Seattle protests against the WTO to the World Commission on Dams, transnational networks of civil society groups are seizing an ever-greater voice in how governments run countries and how corporations do business.
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Author Biography - Ann M. Florini
Ann Florini is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, where she directs the project on New Approaches to Global Governance. She is also project director of the World Economic Forum's Global Governance Initiative, and she co-chairs the International Task Force on Transparency. Her previous books include The Third Force: The Rise of Transnational Civil Society (CEIP / JCIE, 2000).
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