Your Next Government?: From the Nation State to Stateless Nations

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 12, 2017 - Law
Governments across the globe have begun evolving from lumbering bureaucracies into smaller, more agile special jurisdictions - common-interest developments, special economic zones, and proprietary cites. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring greater competition and efficiency, to the satisfaction of citizens-qua-consumers. These trends suggest that new networks of special jurisdictions will soon surpass nation states in the same way that networked computers replaced mainframes. In this groundbreaking work, Tom W. Bell describes the quiet revolution transforming governments from the bottom up, inside-out, worldwide, and how it will fulfill its potential to bring more freedom, peace, and prosperity to people everywhere.
 

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Contents

From Dinosaurs to Chickens
1
Part I Facts
5
Part II Theory
67
Part III Practice
107
Appendix A Economics of Monopolies in Governing Services
239
Appendix B Ulex OpenSource Legal Operating System Version 11 2017
247
Index
255
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Tom W. Bell earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1993, then practiced law in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC before serving as a policy director at the Cato Institute. In 1998, he joined the faculty of Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, where he teaches all of the first-year common law courses and electives in high-tech and intellectual property law. Bell's prior publications include Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good (2014). Through Archimediate LLC, Bell advises companies developing special economic zones on the design, installation, and support of legal systems.

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