Website on 22 Ideas to Fix the World Book Launched

Website on 22 Ideas to Fix the World Book Launched

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 ForumDialogue 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 US, 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.

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Jagdish Sheth, the Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of the Atlanta-based Emory University was speaking on the “Role of India in the Global Order” at a special public lecture organized by DOC Research Institute. Observing that the the three new world economic powers of the future are China, the US and India, with the relationship […]

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New Delhi, 15 July 2018 – The extent to which the return of geopolitics continues to disturb the view on sustainable development and cooperation among nations became clear at a recent roundtable discussion in the Indian capital. Jointly organised by the Indian think tank Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS) and the Dialogue […]

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