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The end of power : from boardrooms to battlefields and churches to states, why being in charge isn't what it used to be

Author: Moisés Naím
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Power is shifting-from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moisés Naím
ISBN: 9780465065691 0465065694
OCLC Number: 900627253
Notes: Political Paralysis as Collateral Damage of the Decay of Power.
Description: XIII, 306 pagina's ; 22 cm
Contents: 3. How Power Got Big: An Assumption's Unquestioned RiseMax Weber, or Why Size Made Sense ; How the World Went Weberian ; The Myth of the Power Elite? ; 4. How Power Lost Its Edge: The More, Mobility, and Mentality Revolutions ; So What Has Changed? ; The More Revolution: Overwhelming the Means of Control ; The Mobility Revolution: The End of Captive Audiences ; The Mentality Revolution: Taking Nothing for Granted Anymore ; How Does It Work? ; Revolutionary Consequences: Undermining the Barriers to Power ; Barriers Down: The Opportunity for Micropowers. 5. Why Are Landslides, Majorities, and Strong Mandates Endangered Species? The Decay of Power in National Politics From Empires to States: The More Revolution and the Proliferation of Countries ; From Despots to Democrats; From Majorities to Minorities; From Parties to Factions; From Capitals to Regions ; From Governors to Lawyers; From Leaders to Laymen ; Hedge Funds and Hacktivities; The Political Centrifuge; 6. Pentagons Versus Pirates: The Decaying Power of Large Armies; The Big Rise of Small Forces; The End of the Ultimate Monopoly: The Use of Violence ; A Tsunami of Weapons. The Decay of Power and the New Rules of War 7. Whose World Will It Be? Vetoes, Resistance, and Leaks --
or Why Geopolitics Is Turning Upside Down ; The Stakes of Hegemony ; The New Ingredients ; If Not Hegemony, Then What? ; Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Traditional Power at Bay ; Soft Power for All ; The New Rules of Geopolitics ; Just Say No ; From Ambassadors to Gongos: The New Emissaries; Alliances of the Few ; Anyone in Charge Here? ; 8. Business as Unusual: Corporate Dominance Under Siege ; In the Land of Bosses, Authority, and Hierarchy. What Is Globalization Doing to Business Concentration? The Power and Peril of Brands ; Market Power: The Antidote to Business Insecurity ; Barriers Are Down, Competition Is Up ; New Entrants and New Opportunities; What Does It All Mean? ; 9. Hyper-Competition for Your Soul, Heart, and Brain ; Religion: The Nine Billion Names of God; Labor: New Unions and Nonunions ; Philanthropy: Putting the Bono in Pro Bono ; Media: Everyone Reports, Everyone Decides; 10. The Decay of Power: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? ; Celebrating the Decay of Power ; What's Not to Like? The Dangers of Decay.
Responsibility: Moisés Naím.

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"The End of Power makes a truly important contribution, persuasively portraying a compelling dynamic of change cutting across multiple game-boards of the global power matrix."-Washington Post  Read more...

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"[An] altogether mind-blowing and happily convincing treatise about how 'power is becoming more feeble, transient, and constrained.'" --Nick Gillespie, Barron's "Moises Naim's The End of Power offers Read more...

 
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