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Us vs. Them

The Failure of Globalism

Ian Bremmer

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Portfolio Press
26 April 2018
An exploration of the rise of global populism from the CEO of Eurasia group From Brexit, to Donald Trump, to extremist parties in Europe and the developing world, populism has dominated recent headlines.

But what explains the rise of leaders who stoke nationalist anger in their countries, from Le Pen to Erdogan? How long will the populist wave last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate, and how can we defend the values of democracy, free trade and international cooperation?

No one is better suited to explore these questions than Ian Bremmer, the CEO of the Eurasia Group and acclaimed Time magazine columnist. Analysing the social, economic and technological forces fuelling this new wave of populism, Bremmer explains why we're witnessing a rejection of the democratic, global, cosmopolitan trends of the late 20th century. Us vs. Them is a definitive guide to navigating the shifting political landscape, for businesses looking to weather and survive the populist storm.
By:   Ian Bremmer
Imprint:   Portfolio Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   276g
ISBN:   9780241317044
ISBN 10:   0241317045
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   26 April 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Bremmer is the President and founder of the Eurasia Group, the leading, global political risk research and consulting firm. He created Wall Street's first global political risk index (GPRI) and founded the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk. As Global Research Professor at New York University he focuses on macro political trends and emerging markets world-wide. His books include Every Nation for Itself, The End of the Free Market and Superpower.

Reviews for Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Global politics is a jungle today. Thank goodness Ian Bremmer can be your guide. -- David Miliband * president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee * A masterful analysis of why globalism crashed and populism has soared -- Adam Grant * author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg * Few can beat Ian Bremmer in taking the pulse on the health of nations and the world. Here he dives into the divisions and disputes of the wave of protests and populism that gave the US Donald Trump and Europe Brexit -- Carl Bildt * Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations * Required reading to help repair a world in pieces and build a world at peace -- Antonio Guterres, * United Nations Secretary General * Ian Bremmer is provocative, controversial, and always intelligent about the state of our world, which he knows so well! -- Christine Lagarde * Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) * A crisp and compelling anatomy of present political ills across many countries. Bremmer's discussion of global approaches to revising the social contract between government and citizen offers a welcome ray of light -- Anne-Marie Slaughter * president & CEO of New America * My favorite thinker on geopolitics offers a masterful analysis of why globalism crashed and populism has soared. This book won't just help you predict the future of nations; it will play a role in shaping that future -- Adam Grant * author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg * Once again, Ian Bremmer provides a striking preview of tomorrow's top stories. A timely warning, but also a source of hope, Us vs. Them is required reading for those worried about our world's future -- Nouriel Roubini * author of Crisis Economics; professor at New York University's Stern School of Business; chairman of Roubini Macro Associates * Clear, concise and free of jargon -- ASLEF Journal


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