We have recovered from many crises in the past: war,
depression, pandemic, natural disaster. Often, we’ve bounced
back from these challenges to build an even better future.
The Spanish Flu was followed by the economic prosperity of
the Roaring Twenties. In the decades following World War II,
the German and Japanese economies grew into the world’s
most advanced. In the USA, the social and economic policies
responding to the Great Depression laid the foundations for
twentieth century prosperity.
As we contemplate recovery from the current health and
economic crisis while confronting the climate emergency
head on, what can we learn from other recoveries? Through
interviews with experts, policymakers and community
leaders, this book examines past recoveries and investigates
implications for the future. It explores what went well, what
we should do differently and what the implications might be
for the recovery ahead of us.
With governments prepared to lead, listen to expert advice
and involve communities in decision-making, not only is
a successful recovery possible, we can also choose to reevaluate
many of the things that we thought were fixed. The
COVID-19 crisis gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity
to build back better.
Key Selling Points:
• Accessible and engaging account of historical
crises and recoveries
• Very topical reading as the world moves
beyond the Covid-19 crisis
The Road to Recovery by Andrew Smithers, The
Body Economic: Eight experiments in economic
recovery, from Iceland to Greece by David Stuckler
30 September 2021