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The Competition Paradigm: Americas Romance with Conflict, Contest, and Commerce Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau

The Competition Paradigm: Americas Romance with Conflict, Contest, and Commerce

Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780585463797
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253 pages
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Competition has long been a hallmark of patriotism and the American way of life. Could there be better models of competition that lead to a more productive society? This intriguing question is taken up in The Competition Paradigm, the first book inMoreCompetition has long been a hallmark of patriotism and the American way of life. Could there be better models of competition that lead to a more productive society? This intriguing question is taken up in The Competition Paradigm, the first book in more than a decade to scrutinize Americas enchantment with competition. Rosenaus engaging inquiry finds surprisingly little evidence of competitions benefits and much on its harmful effects. Research from biology to psychology to international relations shows that unbridled competition compromises individual health, threatens the quality of community life, lowers commercial productivity, increases inequality, and jeopardizes globalization. Yet Rosenau does not condemn all competition. Instead she judiciously distinguishes between its constructive and destructive forms, pointing to new workplace and national policies that can enhance life and American productivity.