|If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
The issues dominating our headlines – global warming, terrorism, economic inequality – do not stop at national borders. Nonetheless, our chief means of addressing them remains the nation-state, a 17th century framework constitutionally unable, and temperamentally unwilling, to collaborate across frontiers in order to solve common problems. What is to be done? Let cities, through a global “Parliament of Mayors,” run the world. This is the bold thesis of Dr. Benjamin R. Barber in his upcoming book If Mayors Ruled the World.
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