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    DescriptionThe economic crisis that struck the world in 2008 has drastically altered the logic of international relations. Globalisation no longer benefits all the world's superpowers and they face an array of global problems that are causing division between nations. A win-win world is giving way to a zero-sum world. Zero-sum logic, in which one country's gain looks like another's loss, has prevented the world from reaching an agreement to fight climate change and threatens to create a global economic stalemate. These new tensions are intensified by the emergence of dangerous political and economic problems that risk provoking wars, environmental catastrophe and ever-deeper debilitating economic crises. This timely and important book argues that international politics is about become much more volatile - and sets out what can be done to break away from the crippling logic of a zero-sum world.


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    Title
    Zero-sum World
    Subtitle
    Power and Politics After the Crash
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gideon Rachman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848877023
    ISBN 10: 1848877021
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    DC22: 327.1
    BIC subject category V2: KCX
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, BUS023000
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at the Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok. He also edited the Economist's business and Asia sections. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation
    Review quote
    'With his inimitable combination of dry wit and analytical clarity, Gideon Rachman gives us the latest thirty years of world history in three distinct phases, from the genesis of the Eighties, through the hubris of the Nineties and early Noughties, to the nemesis of the Great Recession. What makes this book so readable is the author's keen eye for the microcosm: the individual who personifies a big theme. No one else can make a solemn subject like nuclear non-proliferation live and breath the way Rachman can.' Niall Fergusson 'Zero-Sum World addresses the most important geopolitical issue today: whether the US and Europe will be able to lead the world to a more prosperous and benign future through economic and political cooperation or whether they will lose confidence and fall victim to the fashionable myths of Asian ascendancy, counter-globalization, and the attempt to revive the market-defying State. Though Rachman writes with dispassionate clarity, his message is fundamentally a moral one. This is a superb book.' Philip Bobbitt 'Rachman is a brilliant commentator with a deep sense of history. Nobody has better defined the fault-lines in our globalised world.' Steven Sakur