by Kishore Mahbubani Behind this “great convergence” is the transformative power of economic modernization and the birth of a global middle class. In Asia. The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new. Kishore Mahbubani, The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World, New York: Public Affairs.
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The traditional units of old global social and political order, including the veritable nation-state, are proving to be less and less kishpre in managing these great changes.
Jan 29, Rex rated it it was ok Shelves: In many ways, The Great Convergence sounds eerily like Norman Angell’s The Great Illusionwhich argued that economic interdependence had made war all but impossible.
Refresh and try again. This is for the most part good news for the worlds population. I’m all about America changing its behavior and recognizing there is no monopoly on the future, but there are much better reads on the subject: Thirdly, even a Yale-educated leader will have to consider the immediate interests of domestic constituencies that empower them, which are usually not aligned with those of the champagne-sipping elites of Davos that have the capacity to look at global challenges from a long-term perspective.
Mahbubani eloquently showed us the way forward and the West policy-makers and some academics should read this book with open-mind and humbleness Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World. The world order has to be reconstructed. I would like to read more of Muhbubani’s work as it challenges me to counter the arguments he presents and work towards a solution I can provide through my work – surely, a crucial aim in any converging world.
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.
To conclude, I thought the outline argument convincing and I share with the author the perhaps utopian idea that global governance and structures can be improved and reformed as we move from towards convergence and the creation amhbubani a ‘global village’.
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The Great Convergence – Kishore Mahbubani
Mahbubani opens with an optimistic review of human development. His demonisation of the West as the sole source of problem throughout, with little heed paid to ‘non-Western’ failure and internal structural folly of the UN, lessens thd argument but nonetheless important questions are raised. The provocation and challenge to the West inherent in the text is clear and the disenfranchisement and blatant unfairness of the global supposed multilateral structures are examined through this lens.
Mar 20, Michael Foley rated it really liked it Shelves: The chapter that covers the impacts of aid was very interesting and fits with a number of things I’ve read previously on the deleterious effects, often, to the targets of A clear progressive message conveying how we must all bow mahbubanii their reason and take up the mantra of collectivism, naming it convergence.
Islam to name some of the most pressing problems that the world must face if the good times that the world’s population not necessarily the west are manbubani experiencing are to continue. One of the best works on Globalization that I have come across so far. In this philosophical and sociological follow-up to ‘The New Asian Hemisphere’, Kishore re-iterates several major geo-political issues mahbubanni the previous book, and this time provides some theoretical and practical solutions.
Book review: “The Great Convergence”
Oct 10, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: To accept cookies, click continue. Yet 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. I did gain insight from his views and recognize that my The argument of this book is that world is clearly converging and that the world needs better global institutions that represent all people and not disproportionately Western interests.
Read more reviews by Jonathan. It never has been, and it probably never should. Jul 21, Christina Crouch rated it liked it Shelves: I do think the author is a bit overly optimist about improving the world.
Mahbubani, however, sounds biased by putting all the blame for the global disorder on the United States without mentioning the failures of developing countries to improve governance; end corruption and improve the state of human rights within their boundaries.
Such balance is absent here.
Which inevitably means that certain errors are repeated – for example the assertion that Mahler was opposed for re-election by the USA he didn’t stand for a fourth term in office.
Their rapid modernization in all aspects of so In this philosophical and sociological follow-up to ‘The New Asian Hemisphere’, Kishore re-iterates several major geo-political issues from the previous book, and this time provides some theoretical and practical solutions. Most significantly, derived some very important lessons to be learnt while engaging convergehce the West, and institutions of global governance.
Don’t agree with the author at times but his thoughts make you think and refine your arguements about current global issues.