How to Run the World Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance

ISBN-10: 1400068274
ISBN-13: 9781400068272
Edition: 2011
Authors: Parag Khanna
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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Publication date: 1/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Here is a stunning and provocative guide to the future of international relations-a system for managing global problems beyond the stalemates of business versus government, East versus West, rich versus poor, democracy versus authoritarianism, free markets versus state capitalism. Written by the most esteemed and innovative adventurer-scholar of his generation, Parag Khannars"sHow to Run the Worldposits a chaotic modern era that resembles the Middle Ages, with Asian empires, Western militaries, Middle Eastern sheikhdoms, magnetic city-states, wealthy multinational corporations, elite clans, religious zealots, tribal hordes, and potent media seething in an ever more unpredictable and dangerous storm. But just as that initial "dark age" ended with the Renaissance, Khanna believes that our time can become a great and enlightened age as well-only, though, if we harness our technology and connectedness to forge new networks among governments, businesses, and civic interest groups to tackle the crises of today and avert those of tomorrow. With his trademark energy, intellect, and wit, Khanna reveals how a new "mega-diplomacy" consisting of coalitions among motivated technocrats, influential executives, super-philanthropists, cause-mopolitan activists, and everyday churchgoers can assemble the talent, pool the money, and deploy the resources to make the global economy fairer, rebuild failed states, combat terrorism, promote good governance, deliver food, water, health care, and education to those in need, and prevent environmental collapse. With examples taken from the smartest capital cities, most progressive boardrooms, and frontline NGOs, Khanna shows how mega-diplomacy is more than an ad hoc approach to running a world where no one is in charge-it is the playbook for creating a stable and self-correcting world for future generations. How to Run the Worldis the cutting-edge manifesto for diplomacy in a borderless world.

Naomi Klein was born in Montreal, Canada on May 8, 1970. She attended the University of Toronto and began writing there for the student newspaper, The Varsity. Klein was offered a series of editorial jobs in newspapers and magazines and this prevented her from getting a final degree from the university. She worked for The Toronto Globe and Mail and This Magazine. She is an author and social activist, who is known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. Her books include No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. She received the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.

The New World Order...Really
Mega-diplomacy
Diplomacy Is Dead! Long Live Diplomacy!
The New Middle Ages
The New Rules of the Game
Generation Y Geopolitics
The New Diplomats
From Model United Nations to Model Medievalism
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Diplomats
America's "Diplomacy in Action"
Celebrity Diplomats: Does Life Imitate Art?
Stateless Statesmen and Super-NGOs
Flash Diplomacy: The World Economic Forum
The Broker: The Clinton Global Initiative
The (Fill-in-the-Blank) Consensus
"Twenty HUBS and No HQ"
Who Has the Money Makes the Rules
Public and Private
Saving Us From Ourselves
Peace Without War
A World of Complexes
Can an Oxymoron Stop a War?
Making Borders Irrelevant
Facts on the Ground: Africa
Facts on the Ground: The Middle East
Facts on the Ground: South-Central Asia
The New Colonialism: Better Than the Last
Colonialism New and Old
The Responsibility to Be Responsible
Finding the Peace to Keep
Taking the Reins of "Chaos-istan"
Terrorists, Pirates, Nukes
Terrorism as War
Terror on the High Seas
Nuclear Terror
Getting Rights Right
Democracy �ber Alles?
Human-Rights.com
Human-Rights.org
The End of Corruption?
A World of Need
By Any Means Necessary
Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Trading Up
Africa: The Final Frontier (for China)
Reversing the Resource Curse
The Case Against Poverty
Show Me the Money
Caring for Orphans
Need-Based Design
How to Adopt a Country
Your Planet, Your Choice
All Politics Are Ecological
Supply and Demand
The Climate Olympics
A World of Experiments
Eco-Crusaders
The Business of Business Is Sustainability
The Next Renaissance
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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