| 17 Feb 2016 @ 18:43, by Heiner Benking|
Last night in the HERTIE SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE a new book was introduced:The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Build Control of Corruption [link]
Check the abstract and panel:
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi’s new book The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Build Control of Corruption presents a comprehensive empirical theory of governance unifying important disparate contributions in the areas of corruption, quality of government and rule of law. Why do some societies manage to control corruption so that it manifests only occasionally, while other societies remain systemically corrupt? Mungiu-Pippidi’s book explores how societies reach the point where integrity becomes the norm and corruption the exception in how public affairs are run and public resources are allocated. The book outlines some of the lessons we have learned from historical and contemporary experiences in developing corruption control that can aid policy-makers and civil societies in steering and expediting this process. Using both historical and contemporary case studies and accessible statistics, Mungiu-Pippidi looks at how to diagnose, measure and change governance so that those entrusted with power and authority can effectively steward public resources.
The event is hosted in partnership with the ANTICORRP research project.
Book Presentation and Discussion with: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance, Gunnar Folke Schuppert, Professor emeritus, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Finn Heinrich, Research Director, Transparency International, Janine R. Wedel, Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University, Moderation: Anne Koch, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International.
I found very interesting participants and old friends in the audience - most from TI - Transparency International - definitely an evening well spend !
I am in the finalization of an article in Mother Pelican, [link] March 2016: Sharing in Traditional and Modern Times it is not only about sharing of Time and Power, but also Attention, Misuse and Potential...
.... But we seperate not only in our schoolbooks Convictions and Mindsets Ethics and Responsibility Ethics (Gesinnungs- and Verantwortungsethik) and the issues of governance and policy are matters for other kinds of students studying different scales, proportions and consequences. I can only recommend at this point a need for another kind of Leaders1 and Good Global Governance | For a Just and Sustainable World2 and mention the highly contested discussions about Homocide and Ecocide, the destruction of the natural environment, especially when deliberate.3
Yehezkel Dror: AVANT-GARDE POLITICIAN - Leaders for a New Epoch [link] - CAPACITY to GOVERN, 1995/2001: [link]
Helmut Burkhardt, [link]
I proposed to bring the author and maybe the authors of the 2 new books/activities together into a salon style discussion format, so we have different viewpoints and see where is common ground.
So you understand why have to get this new work.
I found very interesting participants and old friends - most from TI - Transparency International - definitely an evening well spend !
PERSONAL and RULES - see programme Schuppert *****
Power and Transparency ...
Mapping Power Structures ...
Change political or Governance Regimes .....
Economists do not look at CONTEXT !!
Corruption is not a Problem - it is the System