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After Aquino: Time for 'Effective Governance' in the Philippines

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Democracy is not only about freely choosing your leaders; it is also about choosing the best possible leaders, who can effectively oversee day-to-day administration.

Francis Fukuyama: End of History Still in Sight Despite China's Rise

Winston Shi | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Winston Shi

According to "End of History" author Francis Fukuyama, China today is much like Bismarck's Germany. It was not a messianic, universalistic or revisionist state, but was very big and powerful, and it had a lot of national interests. China is very much like that today.

What Really Divides Northern and Southern Europe?

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

What distinguishes the two halves of Europe, argues political scientist Francis Fukuyama, is the presence, in the North, of a "political coalition protecting the autonomy of the bureaucracy." Here civil service is largely perceived as impartial and entrusted with providing continuity to policymaking. Governance failures in Southern Europe, on the other hand, are inextricably tied to more or less pervasive forms of clientelism, which buries merit and frustrates reforms.

On Matters of Optimism and Pessimism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We're at a strange moment, trembling between optimism and pessimism. Much of this is economic; after a gloomy four years or so, there are signs that a more solid economic recovery may be in the works.

Clash of Civilizations Discredited

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The bloody fault lines of conflict today are mapped out not between democratic and undemocratic civilizations, but between global forces of antidemocratic power and human struggles for freedom in every culture.

Obama in Asia: West Looks East After "The End of History"

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kishore Mahbubani

The loss of the West's moral authority is the exact opposite outcome that Western minds expected when they celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

We Need More Tax Justice

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

It is our generation's duty to lead a change, to think of a better world and future and step forward to implement it. We must dare.