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Inkarnationen af civilisationen og det gode liv: elegance, kunst, filosofi, litteratur, erotik, gastronomi, verdens mest spektakulære cykelløb, brede boulevarder og Middelhavskysten med det azurblå hav. Det er sådan, de fleste kan lide at tænke på det franske.Men der er et andet Frankrig - med endeløse strejker, arbejdsløshed og store forskelle på land og by, på rig og fattig. Et land præget af bureaukrati, korruption og politikerlede, de gule vestes oprør, religiøse spændinger, en uforløst kolonihistorie og - ikke mindst - årevis med voldsomme terrorangreb.I DEN RYSTEDE REPUBLIK går journalist Aske Munck med indsigt og nysgerrighed på jagt efter årsagerne til Frankrigs aktuelle problemer - med blik for både det unikt franske og for det, at mange af de franske problemer minder om dem, man slås med i resten af den vestlige verden, også i Danmark.
A sweeping case that a new age of economic localization will reunite place and prosperity, putting an end to the last half century of globalization—by one of the preeminent economic journalists writing today“This invaluable book is as bold in its ambitions as it is readable.”—Ian Bremmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of CrisisONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Kirkus ReviewsAt the dawn of the twenty-first century, Thomas Friedman, in The World Is Flat, declared globalization the new economic order. But the reign of globalization as we’ve known it is over, argues Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst Rana Foroohar, and the rise of local, regional, and homegrown business is now at hand. With bare supermarket shelves and the shortage of PPE supplies, the pandemic brought the fragility of global trade and supply chains into stark relief. The tragic war in Ukraine and the political and economic chaos that followed have further underlined the vulnerabilities of globalization. The world, it turns out, isn’t flat—in fact, it’s quite bumpy. This fragmentation has been coming for decades, observes Foroohar. Our neoliberal economic philosophy of prioritizing efficiency over resilience and profits over local prosperity has produced massive inequality, persistent economic insecurity, and distrust in our institutions. This philosophy, which underpinned the last half century of globalization, has run its course. Place-based economics and a wave of technological innovations now make it possible to keep operations, investment, and wealth closer to home, wherever that may be. With the pendulum of history swinging back, Homecoming explores both the challenges and the possibilities of this new era, and how it can usher in a more equitable and prosperous future.
An explosive, deeply reported exposé of McKinsey & Company, the international consulting firm that advises corporations and governments, that highlights the often drastic impact of its work on employees and citizens around the worldMcKinsey & Company is the most prestigious consulting company in the world, earning billions of dollars in fees from major corporations and governments who turn to it to maximize their profits and enhance efficiency. McKinsey's vaunted statement of values asserts that its role is to make the world a better place, and its reputation for excellence and discretion attracts top talent from universities around the world. But what does it actually do?In When McKinsey Comes to Town, two prizewinning investigative journalists have written a portrait of the company sharply at odds with its public image. Often McKinsey's advice boils down to major cost-cutting, including layoffs and maintenance reductions, to drive up short-term profits, thereby boosting a company's stock price and the wealth of its executives who hire it, at the expense of workers and safety measures. McKinsey collects millions of dollars advising government agencies that also regulate McKinsey's corporate clients. And the firm frequently advises competitors in the same industries, but denies that this presents any conflict of interest.In one telling example, McKinsey advised a Chinese engineering company allied with the communist government which constructed artificial islands, now used as staging grounds for the Chinese Navy-while at the same time taking tens of millions of dollars from the Pentagon, whose chief aim is to counter Chinese aggression.Shielded by NDAs, McKinsey has escaped public scrutiny despite its role in advising tobacco and vaping companies, purveyors of opioids, repressive governments, and oil companies. McKinsey helped insurance companies' boost their profits by making it incredibly difficult for accident victims to get payments; worked its U.S. government contacts to let Wall Street firms evade scrutiny; enabled corruption in developing countries such as South Africa; undermined health-care programs in states across the country. And much more.Bogdanich and Forsythe have penetrated the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey by conducting hundreds of interviews, obtaining tens of thousands of revelatory documents, and following rule #1 of investigative reporting: Follow the money. When McKinsey Comes to Town is a landmark work of investigative reporting that amounts to a devastating portrait of a firm whose work has often made the world more unequal, more corrupt, and more dangerous.
Bangladesh er et af verdens fattigste og tættest befolkede lande. Det har traditionelt ligget i bunden af globale statistikker over fattigdom og børnedødelighed og på toppen af lister over korruption og dårlig regeringsførelse. Desuden er Bangladesh udnævnt som verdens mest sårbare nation overfor globale klimaforandringer.Bangladesh er dog også et land fyldt med fremskridt og dynamik. Landet er hjemsted for den moderne mikrolånsbevægelse, er integreret i den globale økonomi og har indfriet internationale målsætninger for fattigdomsbekæmpelse og menneskelig udvikling. Denne bog tilbyder den første samlede fremstilling på dansk af Bangladesh' historiske og politiske udvikling, herunder de udfordringer, som landet står overfor i en globaliseret tidsalder. I Bangladesh sætter globaliseringens strømme af mennesker, ideer og kapital nye rammer for udvikling og vækst. Det gør Bangladesh til et land, hvor fortid møder fremtid, og hvor udvikling møder globalisering, hvilket skaber både fremskridt og konflikt. Bogen giver ikke blot en introduktion til Bangladesh, men illustrerer det komplekse samspil af nationale og globale processer, som genfindes andre steder i det globale syd.
"Behovet for at forstå Kinas intentioner har aldrig været større. Om vi vil det eller ej, kommer Kina til at præge det 21. århundrede mere end nogen anden nation" – fra forordet Tiden, hvor kinesiske ledere holdt lav profil, er forbi. Xi Jinping har med stor kraft sat Kina tilbage på verdenskortet og indledt, hvad han selv kalder en ny æra. Men hvad er det for en verden, den kinesiske præsident og partichef ser for sig, og hvad får det af betydning for os i Vesten? I "Kina i verden" tager journalist og Asien-korrespondent Lasse Karner læserne med på en rejse langs Kinas storstilede Silkevejsprojekt, rundt om teknologiske nybrud, ideologiske kampe og stormagtsrivalisering og langt ind i den kinesiske selvforståelse. Bogen giver et unikt indblik i Kinas nationale identitet og globale ambitioner under Xi Jinping.
The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core "free market" ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option. In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn't just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It's an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not?and cannot?fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism. Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift?a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now. Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us.
Spørgsmål som hvem er jeg? eller hvem er vi? bliver stadigt mere påtrængende i en globaliseret verden. Både individet og kollektivet udfordres hele tiden og udvikles i mødet med andre livsformer og nye kulturer. Denne bog handler om nationale identiteter og de fortællinger, der danner basis for dem: Hvad udgør sådanne identiteter? Hvordan kan man undersøge dem? Hvordan opbygges og manifesterer de sig i specifikke tilfælde? Hvilke fællesskabsbehov søger man at udfylde ved dyrkelsen af forskellige identiteter?Bogens to dele fokuserer på hhv. en teoretisk og begrebsmæssig afklaring samt en række casestudier. I bogens første del bringes begreber som identitet, kollektiv identitet, national identitet og national branding i anvendelse.Bogens anden del beskæftiger sig med, hvordan identitetsproblematikker manifesterer sig i en række konkrete sammenhænge. Herunder:- Fortællingen om fredens Europa som et problematisk fundament for det europæiske fællesskab- Den historiske romans rolle i nationsopbygningsaktiviteterne i de europæiske lande i det 19. århundrede- Udvikling af en selvstændig engelsk national identitet, kendetegnet ved både at adskille sig fra de øvrige nationaliteter på de Britiske Øer og den britiske overidentitet- Fortællinger og modfortællinger om en fælles imperial fortid i de postsovjetiske stater, og hvordan disse både kan ses som udtryk for og reproduktion af nogle dybtliggende konflikter mellem stater og folk .
The book is investigating the developments after the 2008 crisis. The incompatible tone among the populist leaders with a liberal trade system led nations to disintegrate in the fields of economy and to protect their countries under the shadow of populism which is caused trade wars between world-leading economies.
This book presents cutting-edge research and exploration of the role of nation-state when big tech firms present themselves as new participants in contemporary international relations that act on an equal footing with nation-states. The general research goal of this book is to identify the justifications that nation-states have adopted to regulate the big tech firms and the impacts of this process on international trade in the main economies in the world.With the massive instrumentation of data, big tech firms have become actors with the capacity to intervene not only in economies but also, above all, in the politics of different countries with different systems. The emergence of big tech firms has transformed the approach to the concepts of national security, information management and access to new technologies among nation-states. The principles and fundamentals of cyber sovereignty have become one of the bases of states in the contemporary system of international relations. Today, the influence of big tech firms in different societies in the contemporary world is one of the main forms of power. This book tries to collect and present the recent state of the art in studies on the relationship between big tech firms and nation-states in the literature. It also addresses how governments such as those of the US, China and the EU are changing their legislation, creating control and data security mechanisms, imposing entry restrictions on foreign companies, and regulating the actions beyond the cloud of big tech firms inside and outside their borders.
The Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific (JFPR) is a partnership between the Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It helps people move above the poverty threshold and toward sustainable prosperity and resilience. This guide illustrates the requirements stipulated in the JFPR Implementation Guidelines. It provides best practices, examples, tips, and suggestions to help JFPR users and clients tailor proposals to the fund's requirements to ensure smooth project processing and efficient implementation.
This book explores the most important aspects of populism as a significant social phenomenon. It recapitulates the approaches to defining populism in the social sciences, singles out the most important concepts in the definition of populism, and presents them to the readership. Specific to this book is that it seeks to promote an approach that sees populism as a meta-ideology, that is, an ideology that uses other political ideologies instrumentally. In addition, the book Populism as Meta Ideology identifies the most important factors that have contributed to the growth of populism in recent times. Modernization, globalization, the crisis of political parties, and the transformation of the public sphere have been identified as such factors. A chapter is devoted to each of these factors in the book. The book concludes by examining the interaction between populism and liberal democracy, both theoretically and practically.
This volume's relevance may be explained, first and foremost, during a time of unprecedented loss of life around the world each day. The data, which is oftentimes incomplete and misleading, nonetheless reveals the state as deficient as well as negligent in its response to social healthcare needs. This volume attests to the fact that pressing global public health concerns are ever present as subjects of societal discourse and debate in developed and developing states. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic makes the omission of the ethics of personal data collection analysis in the international relations literature even more salient given the rise of contact tracing and increased uses of mobile phone Apps to track citizens by states and firms across the globe, as this volume's chapters analyzing the responses to COVID-19 in Iran and Taiwan explain. For this reason, dialogue connecting research and practice is necessary to identify ways to address these emerging challenges at the conceptual, economic, legal, political, and social levels. The perspectives of researchers and the experience of practitioners must come together to bring the discussion forward. In response to this plea, a community of research-practitioners remains in dialogue after two Bosch Workshops at New York University to define the contents of case studies in this volume. The responsibility of this research-practitioner community is to grapple with specific issues that define the state of the discipline in personal data collection ethics. Case studies, including prominent uses of crowd-mapping platforms and mobile telephony Apps, document legal and human rights concerns in remote areas. Field research speaks to cases ranging from an analysis of Iran's response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the exploitation of personal data collection to perpetuate modern slavery through re-education camps in the People's Republic of China to crowd-mapping stories of physical abuses in public spaces by Safecity in India.The emphasis on the ethics of personal data collection in this edited volume through various case studies is to bring race and gender to the forefront once again as lenses to understand international relations. The myth of the founding of international relations in 1919, analyzed by Acharya and Buzan (2019) a century later, is one that obfuscates the influence of race relations as well as gender in the early development of the discipline during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These case studies broaden the ways we understand international relations in the West and, as importantly, in the non-Western space given the countries that are the subjects of analysis: China, Iran, Taiwan, and India, as well as the European Union and the United States. As the contributors focus on the relevance of race and gender across cases, this volume underlines our concerns about the future of democracy in the face of the rising tide of authoritarianism around the world. The plight of the world's largest and most plural democracy, India, under the Modi government, the increasingly aggressive nature of China under President Xi Jinping as well as the challenge of Trumpism in the United States make these concerns, which place illiberalism at the center of developments, pressing as well as timely.
Theatre and Internationalization examines how internationalization affects the processes and aesthetics of theatre, and how this art form responds dramatically and thematically to internationalization beyond the stage.