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If mayors ruled the world: dysfunctional nations, rising cities

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"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchantfor networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so" --
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subject_facetComparative government
Leadership
Mayors -- Case studies
Municipal government
title_displayIf mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities
title_fullIf Mayors Ruled the World Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities / Benjamin R. Barber
title_shortIf mayors ruled the world
title_subdysfunctional nations, rising cities
topic_facetComparative government
History
Leadership
Mayors
Municipal government
Nonfiction
Politics