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Author: Amy B. Zegart, Condoleezza Rice Narrator: Grace Angela Henry Publisher: Twelve Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478914792

Publisher Description

From New York Times bestselling author and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University Professor Amy Zegart comes an examination of the rapidly evolving state of political risk and how to navigate it.

Political risk—the probability that a political action could significantly affect a company’s business—is changing fast, and it’s affecting more businesses in more ways than ever before. A generation ago, political risk mostly involved a handful of industries in a few frontier markets. The chief concern used to be whether a foreign dictator would nationalize the country’s oil industry or impose onerous new regulations. Today, political risk stems from a widening array of actors, including Twitter users, local officials, and transnational activists, terrorists, hackers, and insurgents. What’s more, the very institutions and laws that are supposed to reduce business uncertainty and risk are often increasing uncertainty and risk instead, from outdated American laws designed to protect information networks to the unclear reach of European Union regulations into sovereign member states. In today’s globalized world, there are no “safe” bets.

Political Risk investigates and analyzes the changing landscape, what businesses can do to navigate it, and what all of us can learn about how to better understand and deal with these rapidly changing global political dynamics.

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  • “An important contribution to a pressing debate on democracy today.”

    - Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations
  • “Aimed at entrepreneurs, executives, and investors, advice on how to navigate a world put at risk by terrorists, hackers, and unpredictable political leaders…The book is based on a popular class Rice, the former Secretary of State, and Zegart, a professor of political science, teach together at Stanford University.”

    - USA Today
  • “[An] accessibly written study of that imperfect but ideal form of government…[One that] deserves a broad audience, especially in our current political climate.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Awards

  • A USA Today Pick of Books Not to Miss
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Week

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About the Author

Amy Zegart is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University, where she codirects the Center for International Security and Cooperation. She is also professor of political science, by courtesy, and a contributing editor to the Atlantic.

About the Narrator

Grace Angela Henry, a native New Yorker, has traveled the world working in the education field after studying at Tufts University as well as working for numerous international NGOs including CARE. She continues to work for nonprofits while also pursuing her love of acting in commercials, voice over and narration.