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Reputation-Based Governance

Lucio Picci


It would be easy to cheat someone on eBay. However, an essential characteristic of the site prevents this from happening: buyer and seller reviews form what amounts to an “index of reputation.” The availability of such an index provides a strong incentive to be an honest trader. This book melds concepts from businesses like eBay with politics. The author uses interdisciplinary tools to argue that the intelligent use of widely available Internet technologies can strengthen reputational mechanisms and significantly improve public governance. Based on this notion, the book proposes a governance m ... More

Keywords: reputation, governance, politics, democracy, reputation-based governance, index of reputation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804773294
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804773294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucio Picci, author