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The Architecture of Collapse: The Global System in the 21st Century

Mauro F. Guillén


Why are there so many crises in the world? Is it true that the global system is today riskier and more dangerous than in past decades? Do we have any tools at our disposal to bring these problems under control, to reduce the global system’s proneness to instability? These are the tantalizing questions addressed in this book. Using a variety of demographic, economic, financial, social, and political indicators, the book demonstrates that the global system has indeed become an “architecture of collapse” subject to a variety of shocks. An analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, the bilat ... More

Keywords: crisis, shocks, instability, global system, global economy, geopolitics, financial crisis, Euro Zone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mauro F. Guillén, author
Zandman Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Director, The Lauder Institute