22 Ideas to Fix the World

22 Ideas to Fix the World

Conversations With the World's Foremost Thinkers

eBook - 2013
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New York Univ Pr
The aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis still reverberate throughout the globe. Markets are down, unemployment is up, and nations from Greece to Ireland find their very infrastructure on the brink of collapse. There is also a crisis in the management of global affairs, with the institutions of global governance challenged as never before, accompanied by conflicts ranging from Syria, to Iran, to  Mali. Domestically, the bases for democratic legitimacy, social sustainability, and environmental adaptability are also changing. In this unique volume from the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and the Social Science Research Council, some of the world’s greatest minds—from Nobel Prize winners to long-time activists—explore what the prolonged instability of the so-called Great Recession means for our traditional understanding of how governments can and should function. Through interviews that are sure to spark lively debate, 22 Ideas to Fix the World presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future.
The book surveys issues relevant to the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Speaking from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, developmental, and political, the discussions here increase our understanding of what’s wrong with the world and how to get it right. Interviewees explore topics like the Arab Spring, the influence of international financial organizations, the possibilities for the growth of democracy, the acceleration of global warming, and how to develop enforceable standards for market and social regulation. These inspiring exchanges from some of our most sophisticated thinkers on world policy are honest, brief, and easily understood, presenting thought-provoking ideas in a clear and accessible manner that cuts through the academic jargon that too often obscures more than it reveals. 22 Ideas to Fix the World is living history in the finest sense—a lasting chronicle of the state of the global community today. 
Interviews with: Zygmunt Bauman, Shimshon Bichler & Jonathan Nitzan, Craig Calhoun, Ha-Joon Chang, Fred Dallmayr, Mike Davis, Bob Deacon, Kemal Dervis, Jiemian Yang, Peter J. Katzenstein, Ivan Krastev, Will Kymlicka, Manuel F. Montes, José Antonio Ocampo, Vladimir Popov, Jospeh Stiglitz, Olzhas Suleimenov, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Immanuel Wallerstein, Paul Watson, Vladimir Yakunin, Muhammad Yunus

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of essays by leading economists, environmentalists, political theorists, and sociologists about the economic and social problems facing the nations of the world and possible solutions.

Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9781479897506
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 466 pages)
Additional Contributors: Sakwa, Richard
Dutkiewicz, Piotr


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Nov 05, 2013

If these are truly the world's greatest "thinkers" humanity can pretty much hang it up now! The description tells us that several are Nobel prize-winning economists, yet (and according to the Nobel family) there isn't any Nobel prize in economics! There is a "Swedish Central Bank Prize in Economical Sciences in Memory of Nobel" which was never endowed by ANY member of the Nobel family! So the book begins under false premises..... No Michael Parenti, no Michael Hudson, no Michael Perelman (are great thinkers named Michael?), no great women thinkers? Forget this book.

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