Covid-19 And The Structural Crises Of Our Times
Author: Lim Mah-Hui and Michael Heng Siam-Heng
Page: 198 pages
Year of issue: 2021
"We live in paradoxical times. Traditionally, the West has led the world in theory and practice. Yet, recent developments, from COVID-19 to the storming of the US Capitol, show how lost the West has become. This loss of direction has deep roots. In their usual thoughtful and incisive fashion, Lim Mah-Hui and Michael Heng Siam-Heng, draw out the deeper origins of our current crises and show us a new way forward. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand our strange times."
Kishore Mahbubano, founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore, is the author of Has China Won?
"A powerful and compelling critique of neoliberal globalization and its potentially devastating but long underestimated, consequences for financial stability, the environment, social equity and democracy. COVID-19 has laid bare these dysfunctions and stresses. But this is not a pessimistic book. The authors argue, correctly, that we may be on the cusp of another social protection, and preserve our freedoms could lay the foundations for a sustainable globalization that works for future generations."
Donald Low, Professor of Practice in Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Emerging
Market Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Techno