The Butterfly Defect

The Butterfly Defect How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do About It

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How to better manage systemic risks-from cyber attacks and pandemics to financial crises and climate change-in a globalized world

The Butterfly Defect addresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management. It shows how the dynamics of turbo-charged globalization has the potential and power to destabilize our societies. Drawing on the latest insights from a wide variety of disciplines, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan provide practical guidance for how governments, businesses, and individuals can better manage globalization and risk.

Goldin and Mariathasan demonstrate that systemic risk issues are now endemic everywhere-in supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology and climate change, economics, and politics. Unless we address these concerns, they will lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism, and, inevitably, deglobalization, rising inequality, conflict, and slower growth.

The Butterfly Defect shows that mitigating uncertainty and risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.

Book information

ISBN: 9780691168425
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 658.155
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 514g
Height: 236mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 21mm