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Author of Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China, Dr David Tyfield as he joins Yuen Yuen Ang to talk with Laurie Taylor and discuss 'Will China rule the world? in BBC 4 Radio discussion on China Today.

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Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China

About David Tyfield

David Tyfield is a Reader at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, a Director of the Joint Institute for the Environment, Guangzhou and Co-Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research.

What do others have to say about Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China Check out the below reviews:

Other books tell us what to think about China. This book shows us how to think with and through China. A stirring fusion of social analysis and Sinofuturism, David Tyfield’s Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China lays out the logics of innovation through which the global system is being reinvented – as we speak.

Nigel Clark, Chair of Social Sustainability, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK

Tyfield offers us a fascinating crystal ball into the future playing out of current crises of neoliberal global capitalism informed by his deep understanding of the dynamics of complex power/knowledge systems and the concept of innovation-as-politics. He combines this astute theoretical vision of the contradictions and ‘monstrosities’ of post-human technological change with an eye-opening empirical study of China’s dynamic systems innovation, epitomized by turbulent struggles over transitions in electric auto-mobility and the disruptive emergence of mobility-as-a-service. You could not find a better starting place for insights into the future of urbanization in megacities, the failure of ‘Googliberal’ transformations of the global economy, and the tug-of-war of liberty-security logics that will shape the 21st century global economy.

Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, Drexel University, USA

A superb analysis of China’s innovation system and the struggle for new mobility. This title is essential to understand the social shaping of technology and the fragmented but dynamic politics of innovation in China.

Boy Lüthje, Visiting Professor School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Deeply questioning the global risks we face, Tyfield brilliantly shows the intrinsic limits built into the neoliberal model of innovation, epitomized by Silicon Valley, and reveals why and how new sources of power-knowledge system innovations are emerging in China. Anyone looking for a new technological and economic vision of ecological civilization should read this title.

Sang-Jin Han, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea

'Will China rule the world? Listen to Dr David Tyfield as he joins Yuen Yuen Ang to talk with Laurie Taylor and discuss more!

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