The New Realities

In government and politics… in economy and business… in society… and in world view

Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1989, 262 pages

ISBN: 0-7506-1980-5

Keywords: Strategy

Last modified: April 18, 2021, 12:49 a.m.

The 'new realities' of the title refer to the state of government, society and the economy in the USA, Japan, Western Europe, Russia and the Third World. With characteristic authority anmd clarity of style, Drucker attempts to define the concerns, issues and controversies of today, which will become the realities of the future.

Already the bestselling author of many books on management and economics, Drucker has innumerable followers. Now turning to address the changing demands of a post-business society, the broadranging theme and vision of The New Realities will win him many more admirers.

  • Part I The Political Realities
    1. The Divide
    2. No More Salvation by Society
    3. The End of FDR's America
    4. When the Russian Empire is Gone
    5. Now that Arms are Counterproductive
  • Part II Government and Political Process
    1. The Limits of Government
    2. The New Pluralisms
    3. Beware Charisma: The Changing Demands on Political Leadership
  • Part III Economy, Ecology and Economics
    1. Transnational Economy — Transnational Ecology
    2. The Paradoxes of Economic Development
    3. Economics at the Crossroads
  • Part IV The Knowledge Society
    1. The Post-Business Society
    2. The Two Countercultures
    3. The Information-Based Organization
    4. Management as Social Function and Liberal Art
    5. The Shifting Knowledge Base
  • Conclusion: From Analysis to Percecption: The New World View


The New Realities

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Very Good ******** (8 out of 10)

Last modified: Sept. 6, 2009, 11:18 p.m.

Drucker. Always interesting. Even in retrospect (maybe even more so)


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