• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:37    |    
    Prevalence of free cities in the world
  • 00:44    |    
    Evolution patterns of cities through history
    • Cities in the ancient world
    • Cities in the Middle Ages
    • Importance of political and armed power
    • Nation-states in a globalized world
  • 02:50    |    
    Model of free cities
  • 03:23    |    
    Free cities in Medieval Europe
    • Local struggles for freedom
    • Process and negotiations in the creation of free cities
    • Interests, incentives and timing
    • The case of Honduras
    • The Lübeck example
    • Competing cities in Italy
    • Political acumen
    • Importance of the locations
    • Enmeshment to their environment
    • Revival of the Hanseatic League
  • 10:58    |    
    Asian free cities
  • Successful entrepreneurs
  • 12:00    |    
    The success formula for free cities
  • 12:10    |    
    Centralization in the United States
  • 13:25    |    
    Creation of new types of institutions
  • 14:37    |    
    Possible failure of free cities
  • 14:56    |    
  • 15:25    |    
    Final credits

Free Cities: An Experiment to Promote Competition of New and Better Institutions Capable of Creating Wealth

  | 04 de abril de 2011  | Vistas: 181

Civilization has encountered itself with different types of cities through time. Each one has evolved according to its main ideas and goals, but one thing that they have all shared in common is the constant search for freedom, above all. In this conference, Roberto Blum explains the evolution of these cities beginning from the Ancient World to the present times and shows the existence of free cities in history, all over the world. He explains the processes they have undergone and describes the steps that have to be followed in order to create free cities today. Regardless of the success or failure, he highlights the importance of experimentation as a tool for progress in this sense.





Director del Centro de Ética David Hume de la Universidad Francisco…