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How global institutions rule the world

Author: Josep Maria Colomer
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Does world government actually exist? Are the current global institutions efficient in making decisions? Can they be compatible with basic democratic principles? This book holds that, indeed, world government does exist. Rulers of the World shows how the world is actually ruled by a few dozen global bureaus, organizations, funds, banks, courts and self-appointed directorates. They use different representation,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josep Maria Colomer
ISBN: 9781137475077 1137475072
OCLC Number: 881859375
Description: xiv, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: World Government is Here --
Network Goods are Served by Simple Bureaus --
Unanimity Rule Failed to Make the World More Secure --
A Great-Powers' Directorate Has Averted the Third World War --
Weights and Coalitions for Finance and Development --
Equal Vote Does Not Favor Global Trade --
The World's Self-Appointed Steering Committee --
Domestic Politics Doesn't Make Policy --
Global Representation Requires Rotation of Countries --
Effective Decisions are Made by Means of Weighted Votes --
Expert Rulers Replace Politicians and Diplomats --
Policy Consensus is Built With More Ideas than Votes --
Non-Electoral Accountability is Based On Performance and Values --
Can Global Democracy Exist?
Responsibility: Josep M Colomer.
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This book reviews bureau-type organizations delivering network goods, documenting how most global institutions greatly improved their effectiveness during the last few decades. In the current  Read more...

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