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The Shock of the Global
edited by Niall Ferguson
Harvard University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-674-05631-2 | Paper: 978-0-674-06186-6 | Cloth: 978-0-674-04904-8
Library of Congress Classification D848.S53 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 909.827

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The 1970s saw the breakdown of the postwar economic order and the advent of floating currencies and free capital movements. Non-state actors rose to prominence while the authority of the superpowers diminished. Transnational issues such as environmental protection, population control, and human rights attracted unprecedented attention. The decade transformed international politics, ending the era of bipolarity and launching two great revolutions that would have repercussions in the twenty-first century: the Iranian theocratic revolution and the Chinese market revolution. The Shock of the Global examines the large-scale structural upheaval of the 1970s by transcending the standard frameworks of national borders and superpower relations. It reveals for the first time an international system in the throes of enduring transformations.

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