Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 481 8 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 The 1990s were a decade characterized by opti- mism about a great future that lay ahead for generations to follow. Major challenges were ap- proached with a realization that the world leader- ship had the capacity not only to meet them, but to turn them into unprecedented opportunities for global social and economic progress. In Missing the Tide, Donald Johnston demon- strates that none of these opportunities achieved their objectives, and in some cases they failed com- pletely. Scrutinizing some of the most significant unfulfilled hopes, he looks at the failure of the West to engage effectively with a democratic Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Euro- pean Union’s fractious path to becoming history’s largest and most competitive economy, the expan- sion of the Marshall Plan concept to regions frac- tured by division and conflict, the diminishing prospect of global free trade and investment stimu- lating economic growth and rising prosperity in the developing world, the absence of coordinated international actions to combat climate change, the pervasive corruption in corporate governance undermining healthy capitalism, and the growing threats to democracy. Sifting through the economic, social, and environmental wreckage of the past twenty years, Johnston reflects on the failures and frustrations of international public policy. Can this rapid decline be arrested and reversed? In assessing the impotency of the international community to meet these challenges, Missing the Tide extracts some lessons to be learned and looks with cautious optimism to the future. Donald J. Johnston is the former secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He lives in Montreal. P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S • P O L I T I C A L E C O N O M Y Missing the Tide Global Governments in Retreat donald j. johnston How the global optimism that characterized the 1990s evolved into pessimism and chaos. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2017 978-0-7735-4971-5 $34.95T CDN, $29.95T US, £25.99 cloth 6 x 9 232pp 10 photos eBook available