After she accidentally sets fire to her castle, her parents decide that a safer option is to send her to Earth as a foreign exchange student.
Poignantly for this reviewer, the hero of the book is England: the pioneer inclusive state.
Some countries fail spectacularly, with a total collapse of all state institutions, as in Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal and the hanging of President Mohammad Najibullah from a lamppost, or during the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone, where the government ceased to exist altogether.
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The show was created by Daron Nefcy, who had worked on storyboards for Wander Over Yonder and Robot and Monster.
Nefcy became the second woman to create an animated series for Disney Television Animation (the first being Sue Rose, who created Pepper Ann), and the first woman to create a Disney XD series.After receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday, Star is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth.Together with the Diaz’s teenage son Marco, they navigate high school and embark on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse, while keeping her wand out of the clutches of arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil.Extractive states are locked into a vicious circle of kleptocracy, suppression of technological innovation and economic and personal freedom. Inclusive states have no single centre of power but are innovative and prosperous thanks to the jostling of competing interests under the rule of law and secure property rights.The reason that inclusive states are far more successful than extractive ones is the concept popularised by Joseph Schumpeter and recently misappropriated by Mitt Romney: creative destruction.Nefcy said she originally created Star as a girl who wanted to be a magical girl like Sailor Moon, and Marco as a boy who was obsessed with Dragon Ball Z and karate; they would be enemies instead of friends.