Author(s): Moises Naim
Power is shifting--from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former "Foreign Policy" editor Moises Naim, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is unprecedented. In "The End of Power," Naim illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naim explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world.
"Having served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy and the executive director of the World Bank, Naim knows better than most what power on a global scale looks like.... [A] timely, insightful, and eloquent message."
"--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
"Foreign Policy editor-in-chief Naim argues that global institutions of power are losing their ability to command respect. Whether considering institutions of government, military, religion or business, the author believes their power to be in the process of decaying.... A data-packed, intriguing analysis."
"Moises Naim's extraordinary new book will be of great interest to all those in leadership positions--business executives, politicians, military officers, social activists and even religious leaders. Readers will gain a new understanding of why power has become easier to acquire and harder to exercise. "The End of Power" will spark intense and important debate worldwide."
"After you read "The End of Power" you will see the world through different eyes. Moises Naim provides a compelling and original perspective on the surprising new ways power is acquired, used, and lost--and how these changes affect our daily lives."
"Moises Naim is one of the most trenchant observers of the global scene. In "The End of Power", he offers a fascinating new perspective on why the powerful face more challenges than ever. Probing into the shifting nature of power across a broad range of human endeavors, from business to politics to the military, Naim makes eye-opening connections between phenomena not usually linked, and forces us to re-think both how our world has changed and how we need to respond."
Moises Naim is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an internationally syndicated columnist. He served as editor in chief of "Foreign Policy," as Venezuela's trade minister, and as executive director of the World Bank. Naim lives in Washington, DC.