Category Archives: Governance

Governance of online creation communities – Provision of platforms of participation for the building of digital commons

This paper is dedicated to the analysis of the governance of online creation communities.  Two components can be distinguished in online creation communities: a platform of participation around which the community is generated and the providers of such a platform.  … Continue reading

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The Youth Crisis: Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

We’ve had revolution in Tunisia, Egypt’s Mubarak is teetering; in Yemen, Jordan and Syria suddenly protests have appeared. In Ireland young techno-savvy professionals are agitating for a “Second Republic”; in France the youth from banlieues battled police on the streets … Continue reading

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The Governance of Complexity and the Complexity of Governance

This chapter addresses the recent discovery of ‘governance’ as the complex art of steering multiple agencies, institutions, and systems which are both operationally autonomous from one another and structurally coupled through various forms of reciprocal interdependence. This discovery could well … Continue reading

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Between Self-organization and Government – a Complexity perspective on the rise and fall of the Hierarchical State

The literature on governance that has emerged in the past 15 years indicates that the position of government in society has changed substantially. This development is most often looked at as the increased complexity of Western societies and its problems, … Continue reading

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Global Governance Through Transnational Network Organizations – Civil Society Self-Organization

When the topic of global governance or post-national governance arises, it generally does so in the context of the co-operation between nation states, international agreements and the role of international organizations. As opposed to this, global governance through the self-organization … Continue reading

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Neither market nor hierarchy nor network – The emergence of bazaar governance

Read A growing body of literature describes the open source phenomenon in the software industry.  Drawing on transaction cost economics, we propose that open source projects illustrate a new generic governance structure — which we label bazaar governance — based … Continue reading

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“Reversing Brain Drain is Key to Africa’s Development”

Wole Soyinka: “Reversing Brain Drain is Key to Africa’s Development” The first African to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Wole Soyinka, has said that the reversal of Africa’s brain drain is key to the continent’s development. The Nigerian literary … Continue reading

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Social Engineering the World’s Freest Economy: Neo-liberal capitalism and Neo-liberal Governmentality in Singapore

The goals of this essay can be variously stated. Its broadest aim is to contribute to the study of the relationship between political economy and mode of governance. Its specific goal is to examine one particular mode of political economy … Continue reading

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Governance Avalanches – A Self-Organized Criticality Perspective on Innovation in Global Governance

This presentation explores the applicability of self-organized criticality to the study of innovation in global governance. After introducing the concept of self-organized criticality, the discussion will turn to its utility for studying social systems. Matthew Hoffmann will present both an … Continue reading

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