The Resource Megachange : economic disruption, political upheaval, and social strife in the 21st century, Darrell M. West

Megachange : economic disruption, political upheaval, and social strife in the 21st century, Darrell M. West

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Megachange : economic disruption, political upheaval, and social strife in the 21st century
Title
Megachange
Title remainder
economic disruption, political upheaval, and social strife in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Darrell M. West
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Big, unexpected changes are here to stay. Slow, incremental change has become a relic of the past. Today's shifts come fast and big, what Darrell West calls megachanges, in which dramatic disruptions in trends and policies occur on a regular basis. Domestically, we see megachange at work in the new attitudes and policies toward same-sex marriage, health care, smoking, and the widespread legalization of marijuana use. Globally, we have seen the extraordinary rise and then collapse of the Arab Spring, the emergence of religious zealotry, the growing influence of nonstate actors, the spread of ISIS-fomented terrorism, the rise of new economic and political powers in Asia, and the fracturing of once-stable international alliances. Long-held assumptions have been shattered, and the proliferation of unexpected events is confounding experts in the United States and around the globe. Many of the social and political institutions that used to anchor domestic and international politics have grown weak or are in need of dramatic reform. What to do? West says that we should alter our expectations about the speed and magnitude of political and social change. We also need to recognize that many of our current governing processes are geared to slow deliberation and promote incremental change, not large-scale transformation. With megachange becoming the new normal, our domestic and global institutions must develop the ability to tackle the massive economic, political, and social shifts that we face"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.83
Index
index present
LC call number
CB428
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Megachange : economic disruption, political upheaval, and social strife in the 21st century, Darrell M. West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Overcoming Presentism; Shocks in Foreign Affairs; Shifts in Domestic Politics; Thermidorian Reactions; The Complications of Zealotry; The Challenges of Megachange; Navigating the Future; Future Possibilities; Notes; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover
Control code
ocn957126685
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815729228
Lccn
2016044371
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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.b35569013
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)957126685
  • jstor0815729227

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