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Living in troubled times : a new political era

Author: Thierry de Montbrial
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many observers, today's world seems indecipherable. The Earth is in such jeopardy that some scientists speak of a new accelerated geological era. The resurgence of barbarism and terrorism in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thierry de Montbrial
ISBN: 9789813275874 9813275871 9789813276383 981327638X
OCLC Number: 1047818533
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: xiii, 148 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I.THE PRESENCE OF THE FUTURE --
The Anthropocene: geology on a human scale --
Energy: the natural agent of change --
Information and artificial intelligence --
Between reality and fiction --
Looking beyond science fiction --
Back to Earth --
II.FOOTPRINTS FROM THE PAST --
The usefulness of history --
Scientific, technological and economic roots of the contemporary world --
Modernity and progress --
Back to religion --
III.THE SHOCK OF THE PRESENT --
Geopolitics and international politics --
The primacy of the United States --
Certainties and uncertainties regarding China's rise --
The difficult governance of the global economy --
The end of the Cold War: a missed opportunity --
The European Union between peril and hope --
The international system.
Other Titles: Vivre le temps des troubles.
Responsibility: Thierry de Montbrial.

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