Taking a break from indicators, I thought some readers may find a forthcoming set of papers in the journal Governance interesting. I am a contributor to this set, looking at how governance will be altered by the current crisis. I write a paper on what we could expect governance reform to look like. From an indicator perspective, can we expect mechanisms like Doing Business and the World Governance Indicators to have more or less influence? From a reform perspective, do we think there will be more or less deregulation, modernization according to international standards, privatization and the like? In asking these questions, one should also pay attention to new pressures and ideas. Will China and India emerge as places developing countries look to for fresh insights on governance? Or perhaps the lessons of east asian success stories will beckon more than they have and people will start asking about governance in Development States. I also ask whether developing countries will have more say in determining their reform trajectories, indicators, and the like than many believe they have had to date.
My other co authors ask even more interesting questions. Check it out. http://governancejournal.net/