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Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century

Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century (Hardback)

By Thompson, Helen

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Getting to grips with the overlapping geopolitical, economic, and political crises faced by Western democratic societies in the 2020s. Disorder: Hard TImes in the 21st Century explains the historical origins of the political shocks of the past decade, showing how the Covid-19 cri...sis blew apart fault lines in western democracies, the US-China relationship, NATO, and the European Union that had been accumulating for decades. The book tells three historical stories. The geopolitical story begins with the inherent difficulties the United States faced as an ascendant non-Eurasian power in the early twentieth century, especially in the Middle East, and culminates in the American turn away from China in a world in which the United States is simultaneously a declining military power and a resurgent energy and financial power. The economic story begins in the 1970s and explains how the rise of the Eurodollar system and the decade's energy crises remade the monetary world and the European Union, and how the Federal Reserve and China's response to the 2007-8 crash in preventing an economic collapse let lose a succession of economic and energy problems that cannot now be resolved. The final story situates the present instability in the need for democracies to maintain 'losers' consent' and to be repaired when they become unbalanced. It also shows why such repair is so difficult under present geopolitical and economic conditions.
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ISBN 9780198864981
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9780198864981
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Thompson, Helen
Category World History
Politics & Government
Political Ideologies
Political Structure & Processes
Political Structures: Democracy
International Relations
Embargos & Sanctions
Political Economy
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 320.918210905
Weight 490g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Geopolitics, Western countries - Politics and government - 21st century, Western countries - Economic conditions - 21st century
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text General/trade