Action Institute Summer Reading List

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Data: 01-08-2019

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Hello, Action Institute readers!


Lately, the international political landscape has been shaken by a variety of unexpected, and critical issues. The trade war between China and the U.S., fast pace scientific research in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Brexit negotiations and the institutional renewal of core offices at the EU level are just a few of the present highly debated topics our reading list proposes to investigate and understand in further detail.


In order to continue being engaged with our readers over the summer, we decided to publish this reading list to provide our followers with interesting research insights through the words of political analysts, journalists, tech scientists, and influential writers in the field.

The reading list is divided into six main sections and focuses on technology and innovation (Artificial Intelligence), the Chinese landscape, the political phenomenon of Global Populism, the US economic and political scenario at the time of president Trump, Brexit negotiations and the current features of the European landscape.


We wish you a relaxing summer, always with an eye on the policy debate!


The Action Institute Team







AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the new world order, by Kai-Fu Lee, published 2019


Life 3.0: Being a human in the age of artificial intelligenceby, by Max Tegmark, published 2018


The Fourth Age: smart robots, conscious computers, and the future of humanity, by Byron Reese, published 2018


Human + Machine: Reimagining work in the age of AI, by Paul Daugherty and H. James Wilson, published 2018


Homo Deus: a brief history of tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari, published 2017







China in the 21stcentury, what everyone needs to know, by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, published 2018


The house that Jack Ma built, by Duncan Clark, published 2016


The internet, social media, and a changing China, by Jaques deLisle, Avery Goldstein, Guobin Yang, published 2016


Ghost cities of China: the story of cities without people in the world’s most populated country, by Wade Shepard, published 2015


Oracle Bones, by Peter Kessler, published 2009






The Populist Persuasion: An American History, by Michael Kazin, published 1998


The People, by Margaret Canovan, published 2005


What is populism?, by Jan Werner Mueller, published 2016


The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics, by John B. Judis, published 2016


National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin, published 2018







The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria, published 2008


Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry, by Lyle J. Goldstein, published 2015


The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters upon Your Shores: A Story of American Rage, by Jared Y. Sexton, published 2016


Creeping Fascism: Brexit, Trump, and the Rise of the Far Right, by Neil Faulkner, published 2017


Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, by Katy Our, published 2017







Why vote leave, by Daniel Hannan, published 2016


Brexit beckons: Thinking ahead by leading economists, by Richard Baldwin, published 2016


What next: how to get the best from Brexit, by Daniel Hannan, published 2016


Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, by Matthew Goodwin and Harold D. Clarke, published 2017


Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response, by Tony Connelly, published 2018







Death of Europe, by Douglas Murray, published 2017


After Europe, by Ivan Krastev, published 2017


How a common currency threatens the future of Europe, by Joseph Stiglitz, published 2016


Rethinking Europe’s Future, by David P. Calleo, published 2003


The Future of Europe: Towards a Two-Speed EU?, by Jean-Claude Piris, published 2011


Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis – and Europe – Can Be Fixed, by John Peet, Anton La Guardia, published 2014



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