Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World (Hardback)Ian Goldin (author)
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Taking a wide-ranging look at the pandemic and its after-effects, Goldin’s lively, optimistic volume makes the case for global renewal and the opportunity to remedy inequality, climate crisis and geopolitical conflict as the world rebuilds.
An optimistic vision of the future after Covid-19 by a leading professor of globalisation at the University of Oxford.
We are at a crossroads. The wrecking-ball of Covid-19 has destroyed global norms. Many think that after the devastation there will be a bounce back. To Ian Goldin, Professor of Development and Globalisation at the University of Oxford, this is a retrograde notion.
He believes that this crisis can create opportunities for change, just as the Second World War forged the ideas behind the Beveridge Report. Published in 1942, it was revolutionary and laid the foundations for the welfare state alongside a host of other social and economic reforms, changing the world for the better.
Ian Goldin tackles the challenges and opportunities posed by the pandemic, ranging from globalisation to the future of jobs, income inequality and geopolitics, the climate crisis and the modern city. It is a fresh, bold call for an optimistic future and one we all have the power to create.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 34 mm
'A fresh and penetrating insight from one of the great authorities on globalisation into what's gone wrong with our world and what needs to be put right.' - Gordon Brown
'Rescue gives us hope that we can come together to build forward better and shape societies and economies that are fairer, greener and more inclusive. Ian Goldin's prescriptions for investing in people and the planet, and with strong international cooperation, show us how we can create a world that works for all.' - Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
'Ian Goldin offers an insightful perspective on the injustices and crises besetting today's world. His book deserves wide readership - indeed one would like to hope that his wisdom will influence the political leaders who confront the challenge of "building back better" after Covid-19.' - Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
'Ian Goldin's Rescue is an optimistic and insightful analysis of the pros as well as the cons of the pandemic and seeks to assess its potential to reshape our lives for the better. To paraphrase his words and the essence of the title - can the pandemic go down in history as the event that rescued humanity? Goldin brings statistics alive in this optimistic analysis of the positive as well as the negative impact of the pandemic - it is a beacon of hope for the future.' - Lord Norman Foster
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