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The Resource The architecture of collapse : the global system in the 21st century, Mauro F. Guillén

The architecture of collapse : the global system in the 21st century, Mauro F. Guillén

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The architecture of collapse : the global system in the 21st century
Title
The architecture of collapse
Title remainder
the global system in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Mauro F. Guillén
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are there so many crises in the world? Is it true that the global system is today riskier and more dangerous than in past decades? Do we have any tools at our disposal to bring these problems under control, to reduce the global system's proneness to instability? These are the tantalizing questions addressed in this book. Using a variety of demographic, economic, financial, social, and political indicators, the book demonstrates that the global system has indeed become an 'architecture of collapse' subject to a variety of shocks. An analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China, and the European sovereign debt crisis illustrates how the complexity and tight coupling of system components creates a situation of precarious stability and periodic disruption. This state of affairs can only be improved by enhancing the shock-absorbing components of the system, especially the capacity of states and governments to act, and by containing the shock-diffusing mechanisms. In particular, those related to phenomena such as trade imbalances, portfolio investment, cross-border banking, population aging, and income and wealth inequality
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Guillén, Mauro F
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3881
LC item number
.G85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
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  • International finance
  • Globalization
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Financial crises
  • United States
  • China
Label
The architecture of collapse : the global system in the 21st century, Mauro F. Guillén
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Publication
Bar code
31223118816827
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780199683604
Lccn
2015936868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 909250944
  • (OCoLC)909250944
Label
The architecture of collapse : the global system in the 21st century, Mauro F. Guillén
Publication
Bar code
31223118816827
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780199683604
Lccn
2015936868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 909250944
  • (OCoLC)909250944

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