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About John Micklethwait

John Micklethwait is US editor of The Economist. He has co-authored three books with Adrian Woolridge, the previous A Future Perfect was a best-selling defence of globalisation. The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea was recently released in America and will be published in the UK in September 2003.

Articles by John Micklethwait

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Talking about revolution: an interview with John Micklethwait

In the age of globalisation, companies are often associated with scandal (Enron), litigation (Microsoft), or overweening power (Wal-Mart). But in the wider historical perspective, the institution is both socially more transforming and politically less powerful than it often appears.
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