November 18, 2017 dan@danherman.ca
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Globalization’s next stage

The following was published as part of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)’s partnership with the Institute on Net Economic Thinking, and is available online here. —- From Multi- to Mini- lateralism… “Politics has returned to the national.” Those were the words of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the INET conference on […]
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Hegel and the philosophy of protest

Over the summer of 2002 I spent a couple weeks in the China’s far north-western province of Urumqi province pretending to be Marco Polo. The region provided a startling physical and cultural contrast to the China we most often think of as represented by Beijing and Shanghai. Predominantly Muslim, rural and far less developed than […]
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Wikileaks etc: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes answered?

If I were an optimist I would write the following: In Plato’s Republic, Socrates is asked  “quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – who will watch the watchers and ensure the morality of those who govern? It is a question that has pervaded the construction (and dissolution) of governance mechanisms since, notably through the separation of powers […]
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