• The Architecture of Collapse: The Global System in the 21st Century
  • The Architecture of Collapse The Global System in the 21st Century Clarendon Lectures in Management
  • The Architecture of Collapse The Global System in the 21st Century Clarendon Lectures in Management
  • The Architecture of Collapse The Global System in the 21st Century Clarendon Lectures in Management
  • Professor Mauro Guillén: Isomorphism, impermeability, and institutional diversity
  • Marx for the 21st Century with David Harvey
  • Charles Jencks, “The Architecture of the Multiverse”
  • RSA ANIMATE: Crises of Capitalism
  • Middle East 2008 – Middle East Economies: Resilience in a Time of Turmoil?
  • Professor Mauro Guillén: Complexity and coupling in the global system
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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 bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China, and the European sovereign debt crisis illustrates how the complexity and tight coupling of system components creates a situation of precarious stability and periodic disruption.

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