“Ruptura y reconstrucción (Towards The
Heart Of An Implosion).
"What we can learn from the Argentine experience", by Patrick Lagadec and Laura Bertone, published
simultaneously in France by
Editions Eyrolles under the title “Voyage
au coeur d’une implosion” (“Towards The Heart of an Implosion").
crisis is a moment of truth where the reconstruction, reshaping and
remaking of joint efforts become necessary.”
“This book is
extremely important because it stresses a reality underlying most of
the difficulties we faced when formulating reconstruction projects during
the last two decades, whether it be Berlin, Sarajevo or, more recently,
Baghdad: how decision-making circuits neutralize and block themselves at
“We need to recycle our primitive conception of the economic order of things;
events in this country seem like hazy, ancient souvenirs from another
century- namely the 20th century (...) Argentina provides sufficient
the economy is also always renewing itself.
Pierre Georges, Le Monde,
December 21st, 2001
This is not a book about a faraway land and its unique disturbances- the
Argentine ordeal is consistent with most of the pathologies, diagnoses and
risks announced for some of the most powerful Western countries.
- Behind the scenes of a little-known phenomenon: the implosion of
- Unplugged debriefing of Franco-Argentine experiences.
- A true mobilization of collective energy.