Category Archives: North America
Francis Fukuyama, now over at Stanford, has launched a new project to conceptualize and measure governance, with the aim to create a new set of measurements that can be applied specifically to China and the United States.
definition of governance that excludes the degree to which governments are either democratic or subject to a rule of law that constrains the executive. The reason for this is simple: it seems obvious to me that countries can be better or worse governed regardless of whether they are liberal democracies or not. Singapore is not Zimbabwe, despite the fact that neither is democratic. . . . (more…)