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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be by Moisés Naím

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FROM CAPITALS TO REGIONS

More countries. More democracies. More pressure to share power even in nations with authoritarian regimes while democracies offer more choices both inside and outside political parties. More frequent elections, more referenda, more scrutiny, and more contenders. All of these trends point to the same direction: the redistribution and scattering of power from established players to more competitors.

Add one more global trend to all these: power is also shifting from capitals and the executive branch to state and local governments.29

Take the United Kingdom, for example. Its political system is famously stable. Conservatives and Labour take turns in office, with Liberal Democrats holding a sliver in the center. When neither ...

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