The Post American World

Author : Fareed Zakaria
ISBN : 039306235X
Genre : Political Science
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Explores how the rapid rise of such nations as China, India, and Brazil is countering America's previous dominance over the global economy, geopolitics, and culture, and shares advice on how the United States can thrive in the face of international changes.
Category: Political Science

The Post American World Release 2 0 International Edition

Author : Fareed Zakaria
ISBN : 9780393082456
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 58.11 MB
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“A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.
Category: Political Science

Sieben Kurze Lektionen Ber Physik

Author : Carlo Rovelli
ISBN : 9783644052215
Genre : Science
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Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.
Category: Science

Trump Verr Ckt Die Welt

Author : Ansgar Graw
ISBN : 9783776682687
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Seit 1945 gab es weltweit keinen politischen Tsunami von dieser Gewalt und mit derart umfassenden Auswirkungen. Der neue US-Präsident rüttelt an sämtlichen vermeintlichen Grundfesten der internationalen Politik sowie der amerikanischen Selbstverortung. Donald Trump bietet viele Angriffsflächen. Seine Politik und Rhetorik ist womöglich gefährlich für die USA und die Welt. Aber Trump kam nicht aus dem Nichts, sondern war Ergebnis einer demokratischen Wahl. Die Obama-Administration hatte ihren Anteil am Aufstieg dieses Mannes. In „Trump verrückt die Welt“ erklärt Ansgar Graw Trump erstmals durch Amerika und die Amerikaner. Graws Fazit: Der Sieg Trumps ist kein Betriebsunfall der amerikanischen Geschichte, sondern gründet auf wichtigen historischen und kulturellen Traditionen. Wenn Europas Politiker und Intellektuelle nicht begreifen, wie es zum Aufstieg Trumps kommen konnte, drohen ähnliche Entwicklungen auf dem alten Kontinent, wo wichtige Wahlen vor der Tür stehen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Handbook Of Global Security Policy

Author : Mary Kaldor
ISBN : 9781118533796
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 84.4 MB
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This Handbook brings together 30 state-of-the-art essays covering the essential aspects of global security research and practice for the 21st century. Embraces a broad definition of security that extends beyond the threat of foreign military attack to cover new risks for violence Offers comprehensive coverage framed around key security concepts, risks, policy tools, and global security actors Discusses pressing contemporary issues including terrorism, disarmament, genocide, sustainability, international peacekeeping, state-building, natural disasters, energy and food security, climate change, and cyber warfare Includes insightful and accessible contributions from around the world aimed at a broad base of scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers
Category: Political Science

Emerging Powers In A Comparative Perspective

Author : Vidya Nadkarni
ISBN : 9781623560591
Genre : Political Science
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The book examines the rising influence of emerging powers in global politics, with a special focus on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Chapters contributed by international scholars first look at the changing status of the US in the 21st century and at the EU as both an emerging and innovative power. China's rising power status, India's regional and global influence, Russia's re-emergence, and Brazil's growing regional and international role are then analyzed comparatively to explain how the BRIC states are poised to become vital players not only in politics and economy, but also in key international concerns such as terrorism, globalization, and climate change. The book provides a detailed analysis of political, economic, security, and foreign policy trends in the BRIC countries to address such questions as to whether they will seek to revise the international order or work within it and how they will deal with transnational global problems. Using a unique comparative approach, the text will appeal to undergraduate students in world politics, international relations, and foreign policy.
Category: Political Science

Global Organizations

Author : Rabi S. Bhagat
ISBN : 9780190241513
Genre : Psychology
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The 21st century is often characterized as the age of globalization, with the world's economies becoming more and more interconnected at an unprecedented rate. And while the phenomenon of globalization isn't necessarily new, it has taken on a drastically different form since the 1980s: competition amongst multinational and global organizations is more intense, and non-Western multinationals are now emerging as important players in the global economy. Today, professional managers need to reconcile the opportunities and challenges associated with the rapid growth of Asian, Eastern European, and Latin American countries. To do so, adopting what's called 'the global mindset' is becoming an essential skill for managers within these global organizations. The key advantages of developing a global mindset are many. In Global Organizations: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future, authors Rabi S. Bhagat, Annette S. McDevitt, and B. Ram Baliga offers an insightful and comprehensive overview of the most important issues today for managers looking to develop and nurture their own global mindset for their company's future. Global Organizations expertly provides readers with research- and evidence-based knowledge on the significance of developing a sophisticated global mindset regardless of national identity or geographic locale.
Category: Psychology

A Pentecostal Political Theology For American Renewal

Author : Steven M. Studebaker
ISBN : 9781137480163
Genre : Religion
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This book argues that Christians have a stake in the sustainability and success of core cultural values of the West in general and America in particular. Steven M. Studebaker considers Western and American decline from a theological and, specifically, Pentecostal perspective. The volume proposes and develops a Pentecostal political theology that can be used to address and reframe Christian political identity in the United States. Studebaker asserts that American Christians are currently not properly engaged in preventing America’s decline or halting the shifts in its core values. The problem, he suggests, is that American Christianity not only gives little thought to the state of the nation beyond a handful of moral issues like abortion, but its popular political theologies lead Christians to think of themselves more as aliens than as citizens. This book posits that the proposed Pentecostal political theology would help American Christians view themselves as citizens and better recognize their stake in the renewal of their nation. The foundation of this proposed political theology is a pneumatological narrative of renewal—a biblical narrative of the Spirit that begins with creation, proceeds through Incarnation and Pentecost, and culminates in the new creation and everlasting kingdom of God. This narrative provides the foundation for a political theology that speaks to the issues of Christian political identity and encourages Christian political participation.
Category: Religion

Tiergarten In The Garden Of Beasts

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 9783455851076
Genre : History
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Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.
Category: History

Hard Times

Author : Barbara Kellerman
ISBN : 9780804793018
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leadership has never played a more prominent role in America's national discourse, and yet our opinions of leaders are at all-time lows. Private sector leaders are widely seen as greedy to the point of being corrupt. Public sector leaders are viewed as incompetent to the point of being inept. And, levels of trust in government have plummeted. As the title of this book conveys, leaders in America are experiencing hard times. Barbara Kellerman argues that we focus on leaders, and even on followers, while ignoring an essential element of leadership: context. This book is a corrective. It enables leaders to track the terrain that they must navigate in order to create change. Rather than a handy-dandy manual on what to do and how to do it, Hard Times is structured as a checklist. Twenty-four brief sections cover key aspects of the American landscape. They trace evolutions and revolutions that have revised our norms, transformed our populations and institutions, and shifted our culture. Kellerman's crash course on context reveals how significant it is to leadership. Clearer still is the fact that leadership is more difficult than it has ever been. It is context that explains why leadership is so fraught with frustration. And, it is context that makes evident why leadership will be better exercised if it is better understood. Calling out patterns that emerge from the checklist, Kellerman challenges leaders to do better. This fascinating read will change the way that all of us think about leadership, while compelling us to consider what it means for our future.
Category: Business & Economics