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In The Coming Democracy, Ann Florini presents an important new framework for transnational governance. Many of today's global challengesincluding environmental, security, and economic problems-are simply too much for individual governments to handle. Florini bases her approach to these issues on transparencythe free flow of information that can empower public participation in decision-making and holds powerful entities accountable for their actions.
Advancements in communication technology have made it much easier to share information across time and space, and such easy dissemination can be a democratizing force. Increased transparency is one of the keys to ensuring that globalization produces a new benefit to the world's citizenry. The Coming Democracy assesses the potential for widespread transparency to improve global governance, including key institutions and conventions, and to increase the world's capacity for managing its most difficult challenges.