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The great convergence : Asia, the West, and the logic of one world / Kishore Mahbubani.

Mahbubani, Kishore (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781469024462 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1469024462 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Gildan Audio : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Wes Talbot.
Summary, etc.:
The twenty-first century has seen a rise in the global middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. We are creating a new global civilization. Eighty-eight percent of the world's population outside the West is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western aspirations. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes. Policymakers all over the world must change their preconceptions and accept that we live in one world. National interests must be balanced with global interests. Power must be shared. The U.S. and Europe must cede some power. China and India, Africa and the Islamic world must be integrated. Mahbubani urges that only through these actions can we create a world that converges benignly. This timely audiobook explains how to move forward and confront many pressing global challenges.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: International relations
International economic relations.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
East and West.
Asia > Foreign relations.
Asia > Foreign economic relations.

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