The World We Could Win
Containing six essays, this volume looks thematically at different elements or facets of Global Governance and the issues that arise. It deals with some regional perspectives on Global Governance. It aims to raise our eyes beyond the known world in public administration and also looks at the unit of analysis.
No Is Not Enough
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age. 'Trump, as extreme as he is, is less an aberration than a logical conclusion - a pastiche of pretty much all the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half century. A one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands...' Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and bestselling author, shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can make things better. No Is Not Enough reveals, among other things, how Trump's election was not a peaceful transition, but a corporate takeover, one using deliberate shock tactics to generate wave after wave of crises and force through radical policies that will destroy people, the environment, the economy and national security. This book is the toolkit for shock resistance, showing all of us how we can break Trump's spell and win the world we need. Don't let them get away with it. 'Naomi is like a great doctor - she can diagnose problems nobody else sees' Alfonso Cuarón 'I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today' Arundhati Roy 'Naomi Klein as a writer is an accusing angel' John Berger
Winning the Needed Change
Winning The Needed Change: Saving our Planet Earth represents the outcome of long deliberations and systematic exchanges among the several members of a truly global team. It reflects a diversity of viewpoints and makes no claim to finality. However, it represents an effort to carry the debate, which started with the establishment of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), or arguably much earlier, one step further, onto the planetary level. It begins with an acknowledgement of the overarching role of the human factor in global governance and the critical importance of public service professionalism. It is hopefully only the first and one of many phases in the long, arduous process and worldwide debate, which is needed to elevate public service professionalism to a higher, global level. Cross-culturally conceived and written in three languages, this addition to the series of the IIAS on global governance issues is a must for any student or scholar of the subject, as well as a needed addition to university libraries and centers of research.
The Field of Fight
The Instant New York Times Bestseller. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Lt. General Michael T. Flynn is blunt and urgent. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror?and will continue to face?until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life. Flynn spent more than thirty three years in Army intelligence, and as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency worked closely with Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, Admiral Mike Mullen, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and other policy, defense, intelligence, and war-fighting leaders. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. The Field of Fight succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them. The core message is that if you understand your enemies, it’s a lot easier to defeat them?but because our government has concealed the actions of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and groups like ISIS and al Qaeda, and the role of Iran in the rise of radical Islam, we don’t fully understand the enormity of the threat they pose against us. A call to action that is sensible, informed, and original, The Field of Fight asserts that we must find a way to not only fight better, but to win.
Between Law and Diplomacy
Between Law and Diplomacy crafts an insider's look at international trade disputes at one of the most important institutions in the global economy—the World Trade Organization. The WTO regulates the global rules for trade, and—unique among international organizations—it provides a legalized process for litigation between countries over trade grievances. Drawing on interviews with trade lawyers, ambassadors, trade delegations, and trade jurists, this book details how trade has become increasingly legalized and the implications of that for power relations between rich and poor countries. Joseph Conti looks closely at who uses the system to initiate and pursue disputes, who settles and on what terms, and the relative disconnect between pursuing a dispute and what a country gains through efforts to gain compliance with WTO dictates. Through this inside look at the process of disputing, Conti provides fresh perspective on how and why the law authorizes the use of specific resources and tactics in the ever unfolding struggle for control in the global economy.
Raised in the Dominican Republic, signed by the Seattle Mariners, and released by the Minnesota Twins, David Ortiz landed in baseball-crazy Boston, of all places. Generally regarded as an underachiever to that point in his career, Ortiz blossomed into one of the most feared and adored sluggers in baseball while altering the course of the game's history, helping Boston win its first World Series in eighty-six years and thereby breaking the infamous "Curse of the Bambino." Along the way, Ortiz established his place as a truly Ruthian figure in the annals of our national pastime: an imposing figure in the batter's box, yet an endearing man to the young, particularly in his native Dominican Republic, where he has focused his charitable efforts on improving the health of children. The son of two caring parents, and a loving father of three, Ortiz is a hero to many. Now, in his memoir, the man affectionately known as "Big Papi" recounts his life from growing up in an impoverished area of the Dominican Republic (where baseball is king) to his ascension in Boston (where he became one). Ortiz discusses, in detail, his historic and record-setting performances as a member of the Red Sox, his exploding popularity, the challenges of playing in Boston, and life in the Red Sox clubhouse. BIG PAPI is a unique memoir by a charismatic man who appeals to young and old, on the baseball field or off.
Things the Same
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The World We Live in
Do you ever wonder why the world is the way it is? The World We Live In: Introduction through Intuition takes you on the journey in one man's eyes, in two parts. Part one takes you through different aspects of life and shows how anyone can spark this higher state of consciousness through their own intuition. Part two opens your eyes to how different aspects of life and things from or not from this world try to keep us from this conscious state. Once we all learn how to rise out of the physical and into the spiritual of consciousness, then we see the world in a whole new manner. You can put a connection on conspiracy, religion, government, and many other aspects and see how they all come together to keep the common "agenda." So brace yourself as we leave this physical body and journey into The World We Live In.
How We Can Win
An inspiring wake-up call from one of our great entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, who shows us ways to rescue our troubled economy, reverse brain drain--and set Canada up to truly take on the world. The Canadian economy is headed for disaster: 42% of current jobs, both blue and white collar, will be automated out of existence in the next ten years. Our currency is weak. Our productivity levels are pitiful. Our GDP is shrinking. Despite decades of costly attempts to diversify, our economy is still tied to the export of raw commodities. And raw talent. Far too many of the people who could propel us into the knowledge economy have followed the lead of Elon Musk and Uber co-founder Garret Camp and headed elsewhere to build their businesses and create thousands of jobs. Why don't our best and brightest see Canada as a land of opportunity? Because it's hard to grow world-beating companies here. Our bankers, venture capitalists and government regulators view big ideas as unCanadian. Too ambitious. Too expensive. And too threatening to the comfy status quo. Anthony Lacavera, who started his first business right out of university, disagrees. Vehemently. He says that the trouble with Canada is not that we are too small to do great things, but that we think small. If the world doesn't take us seriously, the reason is us. Through the lens of his own experience founding Wind Mobile and other Canadian success stories, he shows us that we can be a nation of big dreamers and bigger doers. Building businesses and regulatory systems that actually amplify Canadian characteristics--tolerance, humility and a capacity for teamwork, along with a certain degree of our fabled caution and decency--and then marketing those characteristics aggressively, rather than apologizing for them, is the way to go. Instead of aping Silicon Valley (which we can't beat), we need to focus and then double down on the areas in which we can win. If we find the confidence to bet aggressively on ourselves, and our future, rather than clinging to our past, we will grow a new kind of economy where being Canadian is a badge of honour--and where we can win the race to the future without leaving home, selling our souls or making the world hate us.
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.