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Politics & Current Affairs Summaries

This category covers many of the world’s most important political issues – past, present and future. How did relations between the US and Iran deteriorate? How is Asia’s rise influencing geopolitics? How will the world’s governments deal with climate change? For debates on these questions and more, peruse these titles.

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Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett

Simon & Schuster, 2013

(8)

The Metropolitan Revolution
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Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley

Brookings Institution Press, 2013

(8)

The Road to Global Prosperity
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Michael Mandelbaum

Simon & Schuster, 2014

(7)

Common Sense
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Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

Swiss Watching
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Diccon Bewes

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2012

(7)

The Signal and the Noise
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Nate Silver

Penguin Press, 2012

(9)

What We Know About Climate Change
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Kerry Emanuel

MIT Press, 2012

(9)

Does the Media Have a “Duty of Care”?
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David Puttnam

TED Conferences LLC, 6/2013

(7)

After the Music Stopped
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Alan S. Blinder

Penguin Press, 2013

(9)

The Squam Lake Report
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The Squam Lake Group

Princeton UP, 6/2010

(9)

On China
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Henry Kissinger

Penguin Group (USA), 2012

(9)

The Great Rebalancing
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Michael Pettis

Princeton UP, 2013

(7)

Start-Up Nation
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Dan Senor and Saul Singer

Twelve, 2009

(8)

Climate Economics
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Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton

Routledge, 2013

(8)

The Audacity to Win
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David Plouffe

Viking Press, 2009

(9)

Divided Nations
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Ian Goldin

Oxford UP, 2013

(7)

Too Big to Fail
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Andrew Ross Sorkin

Viking Press, 2009

(9)

13 Bankers
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Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Pantheon Books, 2010

(9)

Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government
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Jeswald W. Salacuse

AMACOM, 2008

(9)

The Constitution of Liberty
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Friedrich A. Hayek

University of Chicago Press, 2011

(8)

The Candidate
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Samuel L. Popkin

Oxford UP, 2012

(9)

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Politics & Current Affairs

There’s no escaping the consequences of politics and current affairs on economic conditions and trends. In fact, the impact of significant political or social developments is often measured by Wall Street’s response. Extraordinary events, such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, sent economic and political tremors throughout the world and changed things forever. The summaries in this category touch all the important bases, offering keen insight into the most critical domestic and international issues of the day. You’ll find a number of offerings that focus on America’s formidable economic challenges at home and its high profile role on the global stage. We’ll take you behind the scenes in the White House where the president and his trusted advisors formulate complex economic policy while always weighing the political ramifications of their actions. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of why the world pays such close attention to America.

Multiple Topics

Because getAbstract’s talented editors and writers are always searching for the most relevant material, you’ll discover summaries covering a variety of interesting topics. You’ll learn about the political and socio-economic developments that empowered China and marked its emergence as a global superpower. You’ll also read about the factors that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Other summaries tackle provocative and often controversial issues such as global warming, “cap and trade,” deficit spending, and NAFTA. Whether you’re seeking information on a specific issue or just looking to become more well-rounded and better informed, our politics and current affairs summaries will satisfy your needs.