22 Ideas to Fix the World


The book represents a collection of candid interviews from the world’s greatest economists, philosophers, professors, environmentalists, and sociologists focus on dealing with the crises of today.

Supported by World Public Forum, 22 Ideas surveys the issues relevant to the entire global community, fueling discussions on economic, social, developmental, and political topics. From the global financial crisis to the growth of democracy and the acceleration of global warming, the world’s leading thinkers share their ideas through honest, brief, accessible interviews and engage in thought-provoking, poignant, and passionate dialogues for a chance to make our world better.

The aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis still reverberate throughout the globe. Markets are down, unemployment is up, and nations from Greece to Ireland find their very infrastructure on the brink of collapse. There is also a crisis in the management of global affairs, with the institutions of global governance challenged as never before, accompanied by conflicts ranging from Syria, to Iran, to Mali. Domestically, the bases for democratic legitimacy, social sustainability, and environmental adaptability are also changing. In this unique volume from the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and the Social Science Research Council, some of the world’s greatest minds—from Nobel Prize winners to long-time activists—explore what the prolonged instability of the so-called Great Recession means for our traditional understanding of how governments can and should function. Through interviews that are sure to spark lively debate, 22 Ideas to Fix the World presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future.

The book surveys issues relevant to the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Speaking from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, developmental, and political, the discussions here increase our understanding of what’s wrong with the world and how to get it right. Interviewees explore topics like the Arab Spring, the influence of international financial organizations, the possibilities for the growth of democracy, the acceleration of global warming, and how to develop enforceable standards for market and social regulation. These inspiring exchanges from some of our most sophisticated thinkers on world policy are honest, brief, and easily understood, presenting thought-provoking ideas in a clear and accessible manner that cuts through the academic jargon that too often obscures more than it reveals. 22 Ideas to Fix the World is living history in the finest sense—a lasting chronicle of the state of the global community today.

Interviews with:
Zygmunt Bauman | Shimshon Bichler & Jonathan Nitzan | Craig Calhoun
Ha-Joon Chang | Fred Dallmayr | Mike Davis | Bob Deacon | Kemal Dervis
Jiemian Yang | Peter J. Katzenstein | Ivan Krastev | Will Kymlicka
Manuel F. Montes | José Antonio Ocampo | Vladimir Popov | Joseph Stiglitz | Olzhas Suleimenov | Jomo Kwame Sundaram | Immanuel Wallerstein | Paul Watson | Vladimir Yakunin | Muhammad Yunus.

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Nächster ArtikelThe Social History of Post-Communist Russia

Professor für Russische und Europäische Politik, University of Kent, UK, GB

Richard Sakwa ist Professor für russische und europäische Politik an der University of Kent in Canterbury sowie Associate Fellow im Russland- und Eurasienprogramm des Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Nach dem Geschichtsstudium an der London School of Economics (LSE) promovierte er am Centre for Russian and East European Studies der University of Birmingham. Er lehrte zunächst an der University of Essex und der University of California, Santa Cruz. 1987 begann er seine Laufbahn an der University of Kent.Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl): - "Communism in Russia: An Interpretative Essay", Palgrave Macmillan 2010 (russisch 2011 bei Rosspen), - "The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession", Cambridge University Press 2011) - "Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky - Yukos Affair", I. B. Tauris, London und New York 2014), - "Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia, Routledge, London und New York 2014), - "Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands“, I. B. Tauris 2016.
Piotr Dutkiewicz

Professor für Politologie, Leiter des Center for Governance and Public Policy an der Carleton University,

Piotr Dutkiewicz ist Professor für Politologie, Leiter des Center for Governance and Public Policy an der Carleton University und ehemaliger Leiter des Instituts für europäische und russische Studien. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Europa, Russland und Eurasien. Von Dutkiewicz erschienen u. a. folgende Bücher: New Europe. The Impact of the First Decade, Volume 1: Trends and Prospects; Theory andPractice of the Civil Society in Russia; Basics of Local Governance; NATO Looks East; Ukraine: Social and Economic Transformation; The Worst is Over?; Democracy Without Liberalism; Unemployment Insurance in Canada (alle Mitherausgeber). Außerdem leitet Prof. Dutkiewicz vier Großprojekte zu regionaler Entwicklung, Arbeitslosenversicherung, Arbeitsmarkt und Sozialpolitik. Er ist Experte für ein Projekt zu gefährdeten Jugendlichen in Russland, Mitglied einer offiziellen kanadischen Staatsdelegation nach Russland (2003) und Mitglied im Beirat des Waldai-Klubs, einer Gruppe aus vierzig weltbekannten Russlandexperten.