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Seasteading: Competitive Governments on the Ocean

Friedman, Patri; Taylor, Brad


We argue that those advocating the reform of current political systems in order to promote jurisdictional competition are in a catch-22: jurisdictional competition has the potential to improve policy, but reforms to increase competition must be enacted by currently uncompetitive governments. If such governments could be relied upon to enact such reforms, they would likely not be necessary. Since existing governments are resistant to change, we argue that the only way to overcome the deep...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Kyklos
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6435.2012.00535.x


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