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The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea

Author: Bill Emmott
Publisher: London The Economist, [2017]. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth and solidifying power. This insularity, together with increased inequality of income and wealth threatens the future role of Western democracy as a font of stability, prosperity and security. Part of the problem is that the principles upon which the success of the West has been built  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Emmott
ISBN: 9781781257340 1781257345 9781781257791 1781257795
OCLC Number: 999395599
Description: ix, 257 pages ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Bill Emmott.

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When faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth and solidifying power. This insularity, together with increased inequality of income and wealth threatens the future role of Western democracy as a font of stability, prosperity and security. Part of the problem is that the principles upon which the success of the West has been built have been suborned, with special interest groups such as bankers accruing too much power. To survive, the West needs to be porous, open and flexible. From reinventing welfare systems to redefining the working age, from reimagining education to embracing automation, Emmott lays out the changes the West must make to revive itself in the moment and avoid a deathly rigid future.
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Emmott takes a more structured as well as a wider approach to his subject, laying out with customary skill and depth a range of the challenges before the world's liberal democracies ... Emmott is Read more...

 
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