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Intelligent governance for the 21st century : a middle way between West and East

Author: Nicolas Berggruen; Nathan Gardels
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2013.
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For decades, liberal democracy has been extolled as the best system of governance to have emerged out of the long experience of history. Today, such a confident assertion is far from self-evident. Democracy, in crisis across the West, must prove itself. This highly timely volume is both a conceptual and practical guide of impressive scope to the challenges of good governance as the world continues to undergo  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Berggruen; Nathan Gardels
ISBN: 9780745659732 074565973X
OCLC Number: 818323793
Description: ix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Globalization 2.0 and the challenges to good governance --
America's consumer democracy versus China's modern mandarinate --
Liberal democratic constitutionalism and meritocracy : hybrid possibilities --
The new challenges for governance : social networks, megacities, and the global scattering of productive capabilities --
Intelligent governance : tenets and template --
Rebooting California's dysfunctional democracy --
The G-20 : global governance from summits to subnational networks --
Europe : political union and the democratic deficit --
Survival of the wisest.
Other Titles: Intelligent governance for the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels.
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A thought-provoking analysis of liberal democracy and argument for a new system of 'intelligent governance'. The authors provide a comparative study of the 'consumer democracies' of the West and the  Read more...

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Selected as one of the Financial Times' best books of 2012 "A fascinating book (and) a powerful sign of the times." Financial Times "This thought-provoking book is a great read and an important Read more...

 
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