Joschka Fischer

The Decline of the West. Europe in the New World Order of the 21st Century

Der Abstieg des Westens

The Decline of the West. Europe in the New World Order of the 21st Century


The current political crisis from the point of view of Germany’s former foreign minister

A ruthless analysis by former foreign minister Joschka Fischer about the end of the West’s dominance and the beginning of a new world order. In recent years, we have all witnessed the dramatic ruptures in international politics, the election of Donald Trump as President of the US, Brexit and the rise of nationalist, authoritarian and xenophobic parties and politicians in Europe. In this study, Joschka Fischer examines the geopolitical shifts behind these events, the end of the “century of the West,” China’s inexorable ascent to new world power and the dramatic convulsions that are shaping this new era in world history. In the process, Joschka Fischer examines the dangerous processes of self-disassembly the Western world is experiencing and how nationalism and isolationism also pose a threat to peace in Europe.

Current Affairs


ISBN: 978-3-462-05165-0
release: 08. March 2018
240 pages, gebunden mit SU


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About the Author

Joschka Fischer was born in Gerabronn in 1948. From 1994 to 2006, he was a member of the German Bundestag and, from 1998 to 2005, served as German foreign minister. In 2006/07, he was visiting professor at Princeton University in the USA. Joschka Fischer lives in Berlin. Further titles include Die Rückkehr der Geschichte (“The Return of History“), Die rot-grünen Jahre (“The red-green Years”), the autobiography I am not convinced (“The Iraq War and the Red-Green Years“) and Scheitert Europa? (“Is Europe Doomed to Fail?“).

Rights to his books have been sold to Albania, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Korea, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine.