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The Resource The new Asian hemisphere : the irresistible shift of global power to the East

The new Asian hemisphere : the irresistible shift of global power to the East

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The new Asian hemisphere : the irresistible shift of global power to the East
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The new Asian hemisphere
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the irresistible shift of global power to the East
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eng
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  • "For two centuries the Asians - from Tehran to Tokyo, from Mumbai to Shanghai - have been bystanders in world history, reacting defenselessly to the surges of Western commerce, thought, and power. That era is over. Asia is returning to the center stage it occupied for eighteen centuries before the rise of the West. Asians have absorbed and understood Western best practices in many areas, from free-market economics to the embrace of innovative science and technology, meritocracy, and the rule of law. And they have become innovative in their own way, creating new patterns of cooperation not seen in the West. Their rise is unstoppable - by 2050, three of the world's largest economies will be Asian: China, India, and Japan." "Will the West resist the rise of Asia? This scenario will be disastrous. Asia wants to replicate, not dominate, the West. But the West must gracefully share power with Asia, by giving up its automatic domination of global institutions from the IMF tothe World Bank, from the G-7 to the UN Security Council. If the West accepts the rise of Asia and shares power, the new Asian powers will reciprocate by becoming responsible stakeholders in a stable world order. They will lift some global burdens off Western shoulders. But such positive outcomes are not inevitable. History teaches us that the rise of new powers almost always leads to tension and conflict. This book explains how the worst case scenarios can be avoided. It also explains why Westerners need to step outside their "comfort zone" and prepare new mental maps to understand the rise of Asia. In short, it is an indispensable guide to understanding the forces that are shaping the emerging Asian century."--BOOK JACKET
  • In this book, one of Asia's leading intellectuals illuminates what will be on the agenda as Western domination ends and the Asian renaissance impacts world politics, markets and history.For centuries the Asians (Chinese, Indians, Muslims and others) have been bystanders in world history. Now, they are ready to become co-drivers.Asians have finally understood, absorbed and implemented Western best practices in many areas: from free-market economies to modern science and technology, from meritocracy to rule of law. They have also become innovative in their own way, creating new patterns of cooperation not seen in the West.Will the West resist the rise of Asia? The good news is that Asia wants to replicate, not dominate, the West. For a happy outcome to emerge, the West must gracefully give up its domination of global institutions, from the IMF to the World Bank, from the G7 to the UN Security Council.History teaches that tensions and conflicts are more likely when new powers emerge. This too may happen. But they can be avoided if the world accepts the key principles for a new global partnership spelled out in this book
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Mahbubani, Kishore
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  • Mahbubani, Kishore
  • International relations
  • Asia
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The new Asian hemisphere : the irresistible shift of global power to the East
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-293) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The three scenarios -- Why Asia is rising now -- Why is the West not celebrating? -- De-westernization : the return of history -- Western incompetence, Asian competence? -- Prerequisites for global leadership : priciples, partnerships, and pragmatism -- Notes -- Index
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25371678
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25 cm.
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x, 314 pages
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9781586484668
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(hard cover : alk. paper)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 25371678
  • (Sirsi) 25371678
Label
The new Asian hemisphere : the irresistible shift of global power to the East
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The three scenarios -- Why Asia is rising now -- Why is the West not celebrating? -- De-westernization : the return of history -- Western incompetence, Asian competence? -- Prerequisites for global leadership : priciples, partnerships, and pragmatism -- Notes -- Index
Control code
25371678
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 314 pages
Isbn
9781586484668
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25371678
  • (Sirsi) 25371678

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