High Noon 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description The most impressive idea to emerge from the recent World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland: a new approach to identifying and managing the world's twenty most pressing problems. In this age of instant communication and biotechnology, ...

The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description Neoliberalism. Neoconservatism. Postmarxism. Postmodernism. Is there really something genuinely new about today's isms? Have we moved past our traditional ideological landscape? Combining political history, philosophical interpretation, and good old-fashioned story-telling, Manfred B. Steger traces ideology's remarkable ...

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description A landmark exploration of the way out of extreme poverty for the world’s poorest citizens Among the most eagerly anticipated books of any year, this landmark exploration of prosperity and poverty distills the life work of ...

The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description Harold James examines the vulnerability and fragility of processes of globalization, both historically and in the present. This book applies lessons from past breakdowns of globalization—above all in the Great Depression—to show how financial crises provoke ...

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description A visionary look at the evolution and future of India by a preeminent business leader India’s recent economic boom—similar in scope to that of the United States during the early 1990s or Europe’s during the 1970s—has ...

Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success

Amazon Editorial reviews Product Description Dubai has a remarkable success story. Since its origins as a small fishing and pearling community, the emirate has steadily grown in strength to become the premier trading center of the Persian Gulf. It is ...

Development as Freedom

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient ...

Globalization: A Short History

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description "Globalization" has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. But is this much-discussed phenomenon ...

Irrational Exuberance

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description As Robert Shiller’s new 2009 preface to his prescient classic on behavioral economics and market volatility asserts, the irrational exuberance of the stock and housing markets “has been ended by an economic crisis of a magnitude ...

Globalization (a Public Culture Book)

Amazon Editorial reviewsProduct Description This second installment of Public Culture’s Millennial Quartet seeks to intervene in the increasingly heated debates surrounding the cultural dimensions of globalization, which includes debates about what globalization is and whether it is a meaningful term. ...