Peter Marber - Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail
2009 | ISBN: 0470283858 | English | 447 pages | PDF | 2.3 MB
Thanks to globalization, more countries depend on each other for trade, capital, and ideas than ever before. Yet politically, these countries are drifting further apart. In "Seeing the Elephant," author and emerging markets expert Peter Marber describes how increasing economic integration and the rise of new actors is drastically altering the geopolitical landscape, and offers insights on how the US can maintain a leading role in the 21st century and beyond.
While America remains the single most important economy today, rising economic powerhouses - China, Russia, India, Brazil and others - bring a diverse set of interests to the table that the US cannot afford to ignore, Marber explains. Moreover, globalization has created thousands of non-state actors - corporations, banks, hedge funds, activists and even terrorists - who bring their own concerns to bear on the world system.