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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Book review: “The Great Convergence”
We need to address those points of view and concerns head on. He rightly criticized the United States for its lack of enlightened leadership, yet fails to mention the many shortcomings of China’s policies. I think I can understand his motivations for writing, but I still feel he’s a tad too tough on the ‘West’ and a tad too easy on the ‘Rest’. Mos One of the best works on Globalization that I have come across so far.
Sep 21, Gfeat Smith rated it liked it.
Far too often, the ‘cuts’ taken at various levels result in very little making it through to the ultimate beneficiary. Takes western powers to task but I don’t think that the bit of finger wagging is out of portion.
India, the Global Consumer vs. Twice he informs us that the iPad2 has as much computing power as the Cray 2 supercomputer of A major thread running through this book is the value of pragmatic diplomacy – perhaps not too surprising A brilliant analysis of the current world order, and the challenges ahead as the balance of economic power shifts eastwards, and a more enlightened perspective on the value of the multilateral system with the ascendancy of the BRICS and other middle income countries.
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. Thus, the world is becoming a more stable place to grow in all directions.
Lists with This Book. 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.
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
It has captains and crews, each claiming exclusive responsibility for one cabin. Mahbubani is a passionate advocate for the United Nations having served as Singaporean Ambassador and multilateralism.
As a result, the US needs to look at itself and determine how i Mahbubani has created a brilliant work that acts both as a kishoge and a meditation. In The Great Convergence, Kishore Mahbubani explores the ways that our world has become increasingly interconnected and the need for increasing global governance, and multilateral organizations.
Jan 29, Rex rated it it was ok Shelves: Mahbubani has gone out of his way to present a narrative sympathetic to the Chinese leadership, it is clear to this reviewer. But something seemed lacking to me in this book.
The Great Convergence – Kishore Mahbubani
mahbuabni He does no such thing at all. This timely book explains how to move forward and confront many pressing global challenges. But their discussion constitutes a small share of an unbalanced, repetitive volume that rehashes establishment views on globalization without breaking new ground.
In fact, it seems that the main purpose of this book is to provide a vehicle for his proposals for reform of the Security Council. There are no solutions or suggestions to be found, other than the West just needs to change their attitude or increase budgets for WHO or the Mahbibani.
Freat, business, economic, and modernizing factors transcend primal territorial, cultural, and low-level consciousness issues. Open Preview See a Problem? Trivia About The Great Converg Also, this is a complementary follow-up to ‘the new asian hemisphere’. It is an easy read but Yes, Mahbubani did it again.
As a result, the US needs to look at vonvergence and determine mahbubanii it shall proceed in the future. Since this book was written was have had Brexit and other movements towards more isolationism. Jul 21, Christina Crouch rated it liked it Shelves: A brilliant analysis of the current world order, and the challenges ahead as the balance of economic power shifts eastwards, and a more enlightened perspective on the value of the multilateral system with the ascendancy of the BRICS and other middle income countries.
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World – Kishore Mahbubani