Paul Romer's proposal for Charter Cities remains one of the most promising ideas for addressing a wide range of global concerns related to poverty, migration, development, and corruption. While Romer and associates have turned their focus to examining urban governance at large, I hope there will be opportunities to explore viable paths forward for the kind of Charter Cities that Romer initially envisioned.
Blockchain technologies are interesting for many reasons, but one of the most promising applications may be to solving governance problems in contexts where central authorities are not trusted and there is a need for transparency with regard to votes or processes. I am closely following a number of projects trying use blockchain technologies for governance.
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"The Logic of Gift: Inspiring Behavior in Organizations Beyond the Limits of Duty and Exchange" Business Ethics Quarterly . April 2016: Vol 26 (2), 159180. (with Tomas Baviera and Manuel Guillen)
"Genopolitics and the Science of Genetics" American Political Science Review. April 2013: Vol 107 (2), 382-395. (with Evan Charney)
"Candidate Genes and Political Behavior" American Political Science Review. February 2012: Vol 106 (1), 1-34. (with Evan Charney)
"Varieties of Citizenship and the Moral Foundations of Politics" in The Ethics of Citizenship in the 21st Century, David Thunder (Eds): Springer
"Two Cheers for Nudging" Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy , Vol. 14, 2016: 829.
"Institutional Corruption and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy" Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, No. 15. June, 2013
"Economic and Ideological Corruptions of the Regulatory State" Society , May/June, 2014: Volume 51, Issue 3.
"Locke, Hegel, and the Economy" Society , October, 2013: Volume 50, Issue 6.
"Demystifying Trust: Experimental Evidence from Thailand and Cambodia." Journal of Theoretical Politics. April 2012 vol. 24 no. 2 172-209.