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Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present

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A majestic narrative reckoning with the forces that have shaped the nature and destiny of the worlds governing institutions.

The story of global cooperation is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity's worst problems. But international institutions are also tools for the powers that be to advance their own interests. Mark Mazower's Governing the World tells the epic, two-hundred-year story of that inevitable tension — the unstable and often surprising alchemy between ideas and power. From the rubble of the Napoleonic empire in the nineteenth century through the birth of the League of Nations and the United Nations in the twentieth century to the dominance of global finance at the turn of the millennium, Mazower masterfully explores the current era of international life as Western dominance wanes and a new global balance of powers emerges.

Review:

“A splendid account…highly compelling.” The Wall Street Journal

Review:

“Impressive…a significant contribution to historical scholarship….Simply for giving us this lucid account, Mazower deserves our gratitude. But Governing the World is also an intriguing read because of the strong argument he places within it: that it may be that this grand idea, with all its variants, is coming to an end.” Paul Kennedy, Financial Times

Review:

“Fascinating….A well-articulated, meticulously supported study.” Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Mark Mazower is the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of Hitler's Empire and The Balkans: A Short History, winner of the Wolfson Prize for History, among other books. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143123941
Author:
Mazower, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 496 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143123941 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A splendid account…highly compelling.”
"Review" by , “Impressive…a significant contribution to historical scholarship….Simply for giving us this lucid account, Mazower deserves our gratitude. But Governing the World is also an intriguing read because of the strong argument he places within it: that it may be that this grand idea, with all its variants, is coming to an end.”
"Review" by , “Fascinating….A well-articulated, meticulously supported study.”
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