In his new book, “Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century” (Brookings Institution Press, 2016), Governance Studies Vice President Darrell M. West explores the large-scale shifts that are transforming the world. Domestic examples of megachange include alterations in attitudes toward same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization, and ‘Trumpism’, while the global landscape has been drastically changed by the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS, and the controversial Brexit vote. Long-held assumptions have been shattered and people need to alter their expectations about the speed and magnitude of political and social change.
On October 17, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the nature of economic, political, and social megachanges, including a close look at how domestic and global institutions must adapt to tidal waves of change.
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[On the ongoing trade negotiations] If we’re serious about resolving the core issues that the U.S. has with China, then this is going to be a way station that’s going to require a lot more continued focus by the administration for a number of months if not years.