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Idealized Design: Creating an Organization’s Future by Herbert J. Addison, Jason Magidson, Russell L. Ackoff

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Chapter 12. The Challenges to Government: A National Elections System A New United Nations A Response to Terrorism

 

“[Social and economic development] provides economic alternatives to potential [terrorist] recruits, and it creates a new middle class that has a vested interest in maintaining peace.”

 
 --Rand Corporation study of terrorism and development

In this third and last chapter of Part III, we apply idealized design to a range of challenges that face the world today. In this chapter, we demonstrate that idealized design can be a powerful tool in dealing with national and international challenges that confront government. We begin with a design for national elections that would ensure the largest participation of eligible voters; we then design ...

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