Examining the powerful idea of the return, reconstitution and redeployment of the public domain in a post-Seattle and post-Washington consensus world order, this innovative book is the most forward-looking and comprehensive examination of the need to rethink the tenants of global free trade.
In the past two decades, countries have focused on broadening and guaranteeing market access, and as the pendulum swings back for the market, the issue of investing in the public domain becomes a priority. The authors believe that devising new institutions of governance for a globalizing world requires fundamental change nationally and internationally. They argue that new public spaces, places and services are required to strengthen democracy and create sanctuaries in society where the market mechanism cannot reach. The public domain is an incipient concept that enables states to reduce the intrusiveness of markets and at the same time develop a strong national performance to reduce the inequality and social exclusion in an increasingly volatile global economy.
This original volume boasts an impressive list of international contributors who have demonstrated innovation and leadership in their fields. It will strongly appeal to advanced students, academics and policy makers involved in the field of global governance and international political economy.
The volumes in this series will provide a unique guide to many of the challenges we face at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The aim is to have scholars explore the many changes in state market relations and new citizenship practices including globalization and global governance, the nature of the market of the future, the effect of new communications technology on economic restructuring, social and economic deep integration and the role of the individual in effecting positive social change. For more enquires and questions, contact Series Editor, Daniel Drache, [email protected]