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Blindside [[electronic resource] ] : how to anticipate forcing events and wild cards in global politics / / Francis Fukuyama, editor

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Titolo: Blindside [[electronic resource] ] : how to anticipate forcing events and wild cards in global politics / / Francis Fukuyama, editor Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Washington, D.C., : Brookings Institution Press, c2007
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (208 p.)
Disciplina: 363.34/7
Soggetto topico: Emergency management - United States
International relations
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Altri autori: FukuyamaFrancis  
Note generali: "An American Interest Book."
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-182) and index.
Nota di contenuto: The challenges of uncertainty: an introduction / Francis Fukuyama -- Thinking about catastrophe / Richard A. Posner -- Cases: looking back -- Slow surprise: the dynamics of technology synergy / David Landes -- U.S. intelligence estimates of Soviet collapse: reality and perception / Bruce Berkowitz -- Econoshocks: the East Asian crisis case / David Hale -- Cases: looking ahead -- The once and future DARPA / William Bonvillian -- Fueled again? In search of energy security / Gal Luft and Anne Korin -- Emerging infectious diseases: are we prepared? / Scott Barrett -- Forecasting -- Ahead of the curve: anticipating strategic surprise / Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall -- Can scenarios help policymakers be both bold and careful? / Robert Lempert -- Innovation and adaptation: IT examples / Mitchell Waldrop -- What could be -- Cassandra vs. Pollyanna : a debate between James Kurth and Gregg Easterbrook -- Global discontinuities : a discussion with Owen Harries, Itamar Rabinovich, Niall Ferguson, and Scott Barrett -- American scenarios -- A discussion with Walter Russell Mead, Eliot Cohen, Anne Applebaum, Ruth Wedgwood, Bernard-Henry Levy, Peter Schwartz, Josef Joffe, and Francis Fukuyama -- Afterword / Francis Fukuyama -- Contributors -- Index.
Sommario/riassunto: "Focuses on developing analytical tools to anticipate and manage low-probability events. Addresses psychological and institutional obstacles preventing planning for low-probability tragedies and allocating necessary resources. Pinpoints failures---institutional and personal---that allowed events to surprise leaders and examines philosophies and methodologies of forecasting. Discusses low-probability, high-impact contingencies in various sectors"--Provided by publisher.
Titolo autorizzato: Blindside  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-281-02963-7
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910537156503321
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