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- DescriptionA provocative look at the world s most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.We all kw the bad news. The heady promise of the Arab Spring has given way to repression, civil war, and an epic refugee crisis. Ecomic growth is sputtering. Income inequality is rising around the world. And the threat of ISIS and other extremist groups keeps spreading. We are living in an age of unprecedented, irreversible decline or so we re constantly being told. Jonathan Tepperman sThe Fixpresents a very different picture. The book reveals the often-overlookedsuccess stories, offering a provocative, unconventional take on the answers hiding in plain sight. It identifies ten pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges including immigration reform, ecomic stagnation, political gridlock, corruption, and Islamist extremism and shows that, contrary to the general consensus, each has a solution, and t merely a hypothetical one. In his close analysis of government initiatives as diverse as Brazil s Bolsa Familia program, Indonesia s campaign against radicalism, Canada s early embrace of multiculturalism, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg s efforts to prevent ather 9/11, Tepperman captures the moments in time which reveal the broadly applicable measures which can boost and buttress equality, incomes, cooperation, and cohesion in wildly diverse societies. He flips conventional political wisdom on its head, showing, for example, how much the U.S. Congress could learn about compromise and conciliation from its counterpart in Mexico. Tepperman has traveled the world to write this book, conducting more than a hundred interviews with the people behind the policies. Meticulously researched and deeply reported, The Fix presents practical advice for problem-solvers of all stripes, and stands as a necessary corrective to the hand-wringing and grim progstication that dominates the news, making a data-driven case for optimism in a time of crushing pessimism.
- Author BiographyJonathan Tepperman is the managing editor ofForeign Affairs. After growing up in Canada, he studied English at Yale and law at Oxford and NYU. He is a frequent contributor toThe New York Times, The Wall StreetJournal, The Washington Post, andThe Atlantic. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.
- Author(s)Jonathan Tepperman
- PublisherTim Duggan Books
- Date of Publication20/09/2016
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTim Duggan Books
- Weight567 g
- Width170 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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