The Next Decade

Empire and Republic in a Changing World

Author: George Friedman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307476391

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 5403

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Makes predictions about the imminent challenges that will test America and the world of the near future, forecasting such events as an economic crisis in China and a transition from financial problems to labor shortages.

Die nächsten hundert Jahre

Die Weltordnung der Zukunft

Author: George Friedman

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593405067

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 1247

DOWNLOAD NOW »
2020: China erlebt eine gravierende Krise, ausgelöst durch Konflikte zwischen armer und reicher Bevölkerung, und verschwindet von der Weltbühne. 2050: Polen überflügelt Deutschland wirtschaftlich und politisch. 2080: Solarstrom aus dem All sichert die globale Energieversorgung. 2100: Mexiko fordert die USA als Schwergewicht des amerikanischen Kontinents heraus. George Friedman, international renommierter Experte für politische Strategie, zeichnet ein provokantes Bild unserer Zukunft. Basierend auf den Analysen des von ihm gegründeten Forschungsinstituts Stratfor erklärt er geopolitische Muster der letzten Jahrhunderte und gibt vor diesem Hintergrund streitbare, aber fundierte Antworten auf die großen wirtschafts- und gesellschaftspolitischen Fragen unserer Zeit.

Flashpoints - Pulverfass Europa

Krisenherde, die den Kontinent bedrohen.

Author: George Friedman

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703131

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 694

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Wird Europa wieder brennen? Politologe und Bestsellerautor George Friedman (Die nächsten 100 Jahre) mit kühnen und teilweise beängstigenden Thesen zur Zukunft Europas. George Friedman stellt drei Fragen. 1. Wie erreichte Europa seine globale Dominanz in politischer, militärischer, wirtschaftlicher und intellektueller Hinsicht? 2. Was lief schief, sodass Europa diese Dominanz zwischen 1914 und 1945 wegwarf? 3. Wird Europa in Zukunft so aussehen wie in der Friedensperiode, die sich an 1945 anschloss, oder wird es zu seinen historischen Fehlern zurückkehren? Friedman gibt kluge Antworten auf alle drei Fragen - und liefert spannende Denkanstöße zur Sicherung der Zukunft unseres Kontinents.

Der Aufstieg der Anderen

das postamerikanische Zeitalter

Author: Fareed Zakaria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886809172

Category: East and West

Page: 303

View: 2332

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Der Verfasser erklärt in seinem Buch, warum wir am Beginn eines neuen, postamerikanischen Zeitalters stehen und dennoch auf eine starke Rolle der USA unter ihrem neuen Präsidenten Barack Obama angewiesen sind.

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD 14

Author: J. S Richardson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655336

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4376

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Centring on the reign of the emperor Augustus, volume four is pivotal to the series, tracing of the changing shape of the entity that was ancient Rome through its political, cultural and economic history.

Perils of Empire

The Roman Republic and the American Republic

Author: Monte Pearson

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875866131

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 1556

DOWNLOAD NOW »
" In Perils of Empire: The Roman Republic and the American Republic, the author traces how the Roman Republic gained an empire and lost its freedoms, and he ponders the expansionist foreign policy that has characterized the American Republic since Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill. This well-researched study of both long-term trends and current events highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands of ruling an empire and protecting democratic political institutions and political freedoms."--Publisher's website.

Wenn schwarze Schwäne Junge kriegen

Warum wir unsere Gesellschaft neu organisieren müssen

Author: Markus Krall

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960922752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6405

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Risikovermeidung scheint aktuell das Patentrezept für die Lösung all unserer Probleme zu sein. Zentralbanken ertränken die Gefahren unseres Wirtschafts- und Bankensystems mit Unmengen an Geld, und auch die Politik versucht, gesellschaftliche Missstände mit großzügigen Geschenken unter den Teppich zu kehren. Der Wunsch nach einem "Weiter so" scheint allumgreifend. Keine Veränderung, kein Risiko, keine Volatilität bitte. Doch ohne Risiko gibt es keinen Fortschritt, kein Lernen, keine Erkenntnis. Markus Krall, Bestsellerautor von "Der Draghi-Crash" und einer der profundesten Kenner der Risikolandschaft, zeigt, wo die sich entladenden Verwerfungen in Wirtschaft und Politik, die rasende technologische Entwicklung und die geostrategischen Fehlentwicklungen zu potenziellen Katastrophen führen können. Er zeigt auch, wo wir eingreifen können, um unsere Gesellschaft auf eine neue – bessere – Grundlage zu stellen. Ein packender Parforceritt durch eine Welt, die schon morgen nicht mehr dieselbe sein wird.

Israel und Palästina

Warum kämpfen sie und wie können sie aufhören?

Author: Bernard Wasserstein

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406591594

Category:

Page: 175

View: 2006

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Western Civilization: Volume A: To 1500

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285982991

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 8373

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285981359

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 6478

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A History of Ukraine

The Land and Its Peoples, Second Edition

Author: Paul Robert Magocsi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698799

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 6005

DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in 1996, A History of Ukraine quickly became the authoritative account of the evolution of Europe's second largest country. In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Paul Robert Magocsi examines recent developments in the country's history and uses new scholarship in order to expand our conception of the Ukrainian historical narrative. New chapters deal with the Crimean Khanate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and new research on the pre-historic Trypillians, the Italians of the Crimea and the Black Death, the Karaites, Ottoman and Crimean slavery, Soviet-era ethnic cleansing, and the Orange Revolution is incorporated. Magocsi has also thoroughly updated the many maps that appear throughout. Maintaining his depiction of the multicultural reality of past and present Ukraine, Magocsi has added new information on Ukraine's peoples and discusses Ukraine's diasporas. Comprehensive, innovative, and geared towards teaching, the second edition of A History of Ukraine is ideal for both teachers and students.

Western Civilization

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285436407

Category: History

Page: 1056

View: 667

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Futurecast

How Superpowers, Populations, and Globalization Will Change the Way You Live and Work

Author: Robert J. Shapiro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429929578

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3271

DOWNLOAD NOW »
What will life be like in America, Europe, Japan or China in the year 2020? As everyone's lives across the world are become increasingly interconnected by globalization and new technologies quicken the pace of everything, the answer to that question depends on the fate and paths of the world's major nations. In Futurecast, Robert Shapiro, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce and Chairman/Co-founder of Sonecon, looks into the future to tell us what our world will over the next dozen years. Though that time span seems brief, Shapiro foresees monumental changes caused by three historic new forces—globalization, the aging of societies, and the rise of America as a sole superpower with no near peer— will determine the paths of nations and the lives of countless millions. What jobs will there be for you and your children? What will happen to your health care? How safe will you be at home or abroad? Answers to these questions will depend, even more than today, on where you live in the world: • Even as China expands its military and its economy, America will be the world's sole superpower for at least the next generation, and continue to lead efforts to preserve global security and stability. • The U.S. and China will be the world's two indispensable economies, dominating the course of globalization. • Globalization will continue to shift most heavy manufacturing and millions of high-end service jobs from advanced countries like the US, to China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Turkey and other developing nations. • Europe's major nations and Japan will face the prospect of genuine economic decline and critical problems in their retirement pension systems, moving further towards the periphery of global economic and geopolitical power. • Every major country—the U.S., Europe, Japan, China—will face critical problems with their health care systems, and the entire world will face a crisis over energy and climate change. If one adds the wildcard of possible, catastrophic terrorist attacks to this mix, the period between now and 2020 will be as challenging as any in modern times. Taking these deep global developments into account when planning for the future isa necessity. Robert Shapiro's clear-eyed Futurecast is the knowledge portfolio you need to prepare for the years to come.

Textbook of Men's Health and Aging

Author: Bruno Lunenfeld,Louis JG Gooren,Alvaro Morales,John Morley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203089798

Category: Medical

Page: 766

View: 3543

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The first edition of "Textbook of Men’s Health" did much to establish and define the scope of the emerging subspecialty of aging men’s health. This revised and updated edition, with new sections on basic sciences and sexual dysfunction, has a small but significant change of approach – reflected in the new title. The central mission of the new edition is to unpick normal physiologic aging in men from pathologic processes, eschewing any material that is routinely available in the standard textbooks of medicine and geriatrics in order to maintain a uniquely male perspective. This means a focus on the age-related decline in sex steroids and other hormones and the pathological and clinical consequences. Wherever possible, the book records consensus on diagnostic criteria, emphasizes evidence-based medicine and highlights translational science.

Negotiated Empires

Centers and Peripheries in the Americas, 1500–1820

Author: Christine Daniels,Michael V. Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136690891

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5676

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this innovative volume, leading historians of the early modern Americas examine the subjects of early modern, continuing colonization, and the relations between established colonies and frontiers of settlement. Their original essays about centers and peripheries in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and British America invite comparison.

A Changing Turkey

The Challenge to Europe and the United States

Author: Heinz Kramer

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815791188

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 8261

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Turkey is a longstanding ally of the United States and Europe. After the demise of the Soviet empire, Turkey's strategic importance has changed but not diminished. Today Turkey is facing a completely different foreign and security policy environment. However, Turkey is also undergoing extraordinary internal change. Many established political truths of the Republic's seventy-five-year-long tradition are increasingly questioned by a growing part of its people. Above all, there is the rise of political Islam and the ensuing clash of ideologies between "secularists" and "Islamists" as well as the debate about Turkey's "Kurdish reality." Turkey's allies will have to respond to this development by adapting their policies. Nothing less than a re-evaluation and, eventually, a re-orientation in relations with both the United States and Europe is required if Turkey is to remain anchored in the West. This book undertakes a comprehensive overview and analysis of Turkey's internal and external changes and provides elements of a new European and American policy toward a key strategic partner.

Der Report der Magd

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3331

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

People and Places 2

A 2001 Census Atlas of the UK

Author: Dorling, Daniel,Thomas, Bethan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345550

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

View: 6658

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Providing an at-a-glance guide to social change in the UK at the start of the new millennium, this book offers comparisons with the findings of the previous Census a decade ago. Many maps covering different topics illustrate the state of UK society today and how it is changing.

Power And The Throne

Author: Anthony Barnett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813739X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1224

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is the most important, wide-ranging and critical debate so far published on the monarchy. It is not concerned with the trivia and tragedy of the Windsor's personal lives. Instead, a glittering range of contributors from across the spectrum of opinion focus on what the monarchy means for Britain today. Do we - can we? - continue to live in what Anthony Barnett calls in a provocative introductory essay, "an empire state?" The essays include Charles Moore's stirring reassertion of the case for the crown and David Hare's denunciation of the "odious rituals of deference." Lady Longford assures us that the royal phoenix will rise from the ashes of the Windsor fire. Christopher Hitchens rebukes Shirely Williams and criticizes the monarchy for invading our privacy. Marina Warner dissects our fear of change. These and many others contribute to a debate conceived as a watershed. A debate that will be seen as having shattered the taboo on serious scrutiny of the monarchy.

Barbarism and Civilization

A History of Europe in our Time

Author: Bernard Wasserstein

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191622516

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 6338

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The twentieth century in Europe witnessed some of the most brutish episodes in history. Yet it also saw incontestable improvements in the conditions of existence for most inhabitants of the continent - from rising living standards and dramatically increased life expectancy, to the virtual elimination of illiteracy, and the advance of women, ethnic minorities, and homosexuals to greater equality of respect and opportunity. It was a century of barbarism and civilization, of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental spoliation, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression - and of individualism resurgent. Covering everything from war and politics to social, cultural, and economic change, Barbarism and Civilization is by turns grim, humorous, surprising, and enlightening: a window on the century we have left behind and the earliest years of its troubled successor.