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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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Introduction: From Dinosaurs to Chickens Part I. Facts: 1.1. The Most Valuable Thing in the World? 1.2. Revolution, Inside-Out, Bottom-Up, World-Wide 1.3. Special Jurisdictions in the United States 1.4. Case Study 1: Fordlandia 1.5. Case Study 2: Honduran REDs and ZEDEs 1.6. Case Study 3: Seasteads Part II. Theory: 2.1. The Center of the Law 2.2. Why Consent to Consent? 2.3. Up the Ladder of Consent 2.4. Forget It Is a Constitution; Part III. Practice: 3.1. Best Practices in Governing Services 3.2. Abolish Governmental Immunity 3.3. Citizen Courts 3.4. From Orphaned Cities to Shared Communities 3.5. Double Democracy 3.6. United States Special Economic Zones (USSEZs) 3.7. Ulex: An Open Source Legal Operating System 3.8. Stories of the Sort Ordinarily Recounted Over Drinks Conclusion: From Smart Governments, Gold Swans Appendix 1: Worldwide Census of SEZs and Similar Zones Appendix 2: Economics of Monopolies in Governing Services Appendix 3: Ulex Open Source Legal Operating System Version 1.0 (2016).
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Print version: Bell, Tom W. Your next government? Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018