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22 ideas to fix the world : conversations with the world's foremost thinkers / edited by Piotr Dutkiewicz and Richard Sakwa.

Dutkiewicz, Piotr. (Added Author). Sakwa, Richard. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9781479860982 (cl : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1479860980 (cl : alk. paper)
  • Description: xiv, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press,

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Current holds

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Content descriptions

General Note: "A joint publication of the Social Science Research Council and New York University Press."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Rethink the nature of humanity -- Transform how the global economy works -- Recognize everyone is responsible for the environment -- Understand the the global balance of power -- Question the role of democracy -- Respond to the economic crisis -- Make development possible.
Summary: "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"--Publisher description.
Subject: Social problems.
Social change.
Economics.
Civilization, Modern > 21st century.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Twenty two ideas to fix the world