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Aftershocks : pandemic politics and the end of the old international order / Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright.

Kahl, Colin H., 1971- (Author). Wright, Thomas J. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781250275745 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: viii, 448 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The COVID-19 crisis is the greatest shock to world order since World War II. Millions have been infected and killed. The economic crash caused by the pandemic is the worst since the Great Depression, with the International Monetary Fund estimating that it will cost over $9 trillion of global wealth in the next few years. Many will be left impoverished and hungry. Fragile states will be further hollowed out, creating conditions ripe for conflict and mass displacement. Meanwhile, international institutions and alliances already under strain before the pandemic are teetering, while the United States and China, already at loggerheads before the crisis, are careening toward a new Cold War. China's secrecy and assertiveness have shattered hopes that it will become a responsible stakeholder in the international order. Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright's Aftershocks is both a riveting journalistic account of one of the strangest years on record and a comprehensive analysis of the pandemic's ongoing impact on the foundational institutions and ideas that have shaped the modern world."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
COVID-19 (Disease) > Political aspects.
Epidemics > Economic aspects.
Epidemics > Social aspects.


1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Centre 362.1962 Kah 38080500366669 Adult On holds shelf -

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