Andrea Böhm: The End of the Western World Order. Pantheon Verlag (Paperback, Politics & Society)

The End of the Western World Order

An exploration on four continents

Original Title: Das Ende der westlichen Weltordnung

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 272 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-55236-0
€ 17.00 [D] | € 17.50 [A] | CHF 24.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Pantheon

Date of publication: October 2, 2017
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Andrea  Böhm - The End of the Western World Order
 
 
 

 

An enthralling travelogue with a political background

Peace and affluence in Europe can no longer be taken for granted, and the importance of the West as a geopolitical power and point of reference is rapidly shrinking.

Andrea Böhm leaves all certainties behind her and travels to those places beyond the Western world order that might shape the future for all of us. Her re-exploration of the world begins in Venice, the home of Fra Mauro, mapmaker and monk. From there, she moves on to the Mogadishu, Harare and Hargeisa, to Guangzhou (formerly Canton), then on to Baghdad and Basra and finally to the eastern Mediterranean. The common denominator of all the places visited is that the people there are creating their own new world order; they have developed new forms of living together, of survival and running their economy.

Andrea Böhm's gripping reports allow us to see into a world that for most of us will remain hidden forever, even if we have begun to clearly realise that the safety and certainties we have in the West can be over at any time.

"The author reports concisely, nothing needs to be proved right or wrong: The best parts almost sound like a tale by Raymond Carver."

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