Professor Ali Farazmand's seminal article on “Building Administrative Capacity for the Age of Rapid Globalization: A Modest Prescription for the Twenty-First Century” is a powerful and comprehensive treatise on the nature and characteristics of governance and public administration—indeed, a manifesto for action. The content is rich and the scope is wide. The timely discussion offers operational concepts that can be used to analyze and remedy the economic and political ills that have resulted from many years of ideologically charged laissez-faire capitalism, including the current global credit crisis and financial meltdown (Friedman and Friedman 1990; Krugman 2007) that have affected governments and governance capacity worldwide.