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Aftershock: Reshaping the World Economy after the Crisis

Philippe Legrain

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Prose: non-fiction, Sociology & anthropology, Economic & financial crises & disasters

Where now for the world, in the wake of the global financial crisis AFTERSHOCK is out now in paperback - with new material.

The financial crisis brought the world to the brink. But now bankers' bonuses are back, house prices are rising again and politicians promise recovery. Is this really sustainable - or do we need to change course

In this incisive assessment of the post-crisis world, Philippe Legrain looks at what went wrong, and how the world's leaders and financial institutions can learn from their disastrous mistakes. Reporting first-hand from across the globe he sets out the huge dangers ahead - and the opportunities to craft a fairer, safer, richer and greener world.

Wide-ranging, brilliant and impassioned, AFTERSHOCK it is at once a warning from history and a compelling call to arms for the future.

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Philippe Legrain

He studied econonmics & international politics at LSE and until recently he was special adviser to the D.G. of the WTO. He has also been trade & economics correspondent for THE ECONOMIST & written for the FT, Guardian, New Statesman, Prospect, Foreign Policy & Ecologist

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