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By Frannie Leautier

'Cities in a Globalizing international' stresses that caliber of governance can verify no matter if the burgeoning towns of the constructing global can develop into worldwide facilities of chance or city examples of over crowding and underachievement. The booklet examines instances the place the forces of globalization, urbanizations, and governance come jointly so much effectively. It demonstrates that prone are usually greater the place voters have entry to details at the price range (a degree of transparency and responsibility) or the place details used to be on hand on find out how to begin a enterprise (a degree of transparency and responsiveness to firms). The booklet is meant to lead urban managers on a number of methods of improving prone and human assets, in an effort to, in flip, allure exchange, finance, and tourism to spice up fiscal progress.

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Friedman is given much of the credit for popularizing the term and defining the forces and attitudes it entails, for example, in his best-selling book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (Friedman 1999). 10. Indeed, we argue that a new globalized infrastructure profession has emerged. Infrastructure professionals are concerned with the planning, design, finance, construc- Frannie Léautier and Andrew C. Lemer 25 tion, management, and operation of the public’s fixed capital assets, without necessarily specializing in the workings of any single functional service area, such as water supply, transport, or waste management.

Daniel Kaufmann, Frannie Léautier, and Massimo Mastruzzi 31 Governance and Globalization at the Country Level: Basic Definitions We have defined country-level governance as the exercise of authority through formal and informal traditions and institutions for the common good, thus encompassing: (a) the process of selecting, monitoring, and replacing governments; (b) the capacity to formulate and implement sound policies and deliver public services, and (c) the respect of citizens and the state for the institutions that govern economic and social interactions among them.

Other countries with bundled utility services include Argentina, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Morocco. In some countries, the bundling extends even beyond utility services. For example, in Hungary a single company offers both transport and telecommunications, while in Chile it is combination of gas and telecommunications services. Regulatory reform that permits such integration of services is one key factor motivating these enterprises, but efficiencies gained by horizontal integration is another.

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