Governance for a Higgledy-Piggledy Planet: Crafting a Balance Between Local Autonomy and External Openness (Paperback)
Public debate is often mired in superficial arguments about "globalization." This insightful book by economist Ralph C. Bryant instead emphasizes that the world's nations need to craft better middle-ground compromises to improve governance and manage increasing integration. Individual nations, Bryant argues, should fashion a balance between local autonomy and external openness, avoiding the extremes of rigid localism and unfettered openness. And nations need to act together collectively. Cooperative governance can encourage orderliness that mitigates disarray undermining mutual goals.
About the Author
Ralph C. Bryant has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution since 1976. He served as director of the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board and the international economist for the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee. Bryant's books include Turbulent Waters: Cross-Border Finance and International Governance (Brookings, 2003).