Valdai Paper #38: The Network and the Role of the State

14.12.2015
Yet the evidence is that the Network can empower both the individual and the state. The growing urgency of addressing transnational problems such as migration, climate change, and cybersecurity calls for new forms of collaboration across boundaries of all kinds. Creative ideas and bold action are needed, and the Network should be a catalyst and tool in bringing about agile forms of governance on a global scale.

About the author:

Bruce W. McConnell, Senior Vice President, EastWest Institute

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