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The upside of down : why the rise of the rest is good for the West

Author: Charles Kenny
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world's only superpower--or so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer as important as they once were? What if America's well-being was assessed according to entirely different factors?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kenny
ISBN: 9780465064731 0465064736
OCLC Number: 841892915
Description: xii, 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Losing an empire and finding a role --
It's not our fault --
Biggest doesn't equal best --
The rise of the rest Is good for the West --
Will greater wealth destroy the planet? --
The folly of fortress thinking --
Global nomads --
Policies at home to gain from abroad --
Sustaining global progress --
Life near the top.
Responsibility: Charles Kenny.

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America's in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world's only superpower: so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no  Read more...
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"[A] lively little book... [Kenny's] convincing conclusion argues that Western countries should take steps now to lock in global rules and institutions that will protect their interests and values in Read more...

 
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