The End of Power

  • von Moises Naim
  • Sprecher: Moises Naim, Don Hagen
  • 11 Std. 41 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


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 unprecedented. In The End of Power, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naím explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world.



"Naím produces a fascinating account of the way states, corporations and traditional interest groups are finding it harder to defend their redoubts.... (He) makes his case with eloquence." ( Financial Times)
"Having served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy and the executive director of the World Bank, Naím knows better than most what power on a global scale looks like.... [A] timely, insightful, and eloquent message.” ( Publishers Weekly)


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nothing new

Imagine a popular science book that leans towards social sciences, how people work together, political stuff and the like. No need to get more specific, because this book covers it all. Everywhere traditional power is in decline as things become more diversified - more players, more issues, more constraints.
And there it stops. No attempt whatsoever to explain this trend. All the reasons mentioned are highly dependent on the respective topic. If you follow the news and have a general understanding of how the world works this book contains new information only in so far, as the examples are of course way more detailed than a normal person would know.
I bought this book, because I assumed the author would present an overarching theory a bit more detailed and scientific than "well, it's just because everything gets more complex." - but no, this book is nothing but and endless list of examples. I can that can be insightful and entertaining in its own right, but definitely not what I expected/wanted.
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- Julian

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 19.03.2013
  • Verlag: Gildan Media, LLC