Main Propositions

  • Size and democracy. Small communities, which tend to be relatively harmonious in economic and ethnic terms, are comparatively advantageous for soft, democratic forms of government, while large-scale units can be efficient for the provision of certain public goods. In the current world, small independent countries and self-governed communities proliferate, thus making the average country size decrease.

  • Multilevel governance. Multiple levels of government, including local, state, federal and global, are necessary for an efficient provision of public goods at diverse territorial scales.    

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