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 Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World – Kishore Mahbubani
In the 20th century with two world wars and a few genocides, it was Still a good read for its refreshing? May 12, Jim Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mahbubani believes that America and Europe need to cede power and create new outlets of communication and influence through the UN.
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. Sep 21, Ian Smith rated mmahbubani liked it. But something seemed lacking to me in this book. We are becoming more integrated and interconnected. Twice he informs us that the iPad2 has as much computing power as kkishore Cray 2 supercomputer of He also repeats the misconception that WHO is a funding agency.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oh, the much touted formula: It’s a great book for people who are interested in the changing global political and economic landscape and wondering how our world will look like in the next few years in the age of pressing global challenges such as poverty, terrorism and rise of new global powers such China, India and Brazi Kishore Mahbubani has served as a senior diplomat and a public policy scholar.
A very convergencd narrative of geopolitics with some history, prophesy and personal views thrown in.
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The great minds of our planet will therefore have no choice but to focus on how we manage the small, dense, and deeply interconnected global village we have created. Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World. Instead, for the rest of the book, he goes on a tirade against the West.
Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes. He is currently writing a book on Brazil’s role in Latin American politics. Jun 24, Jeffrey Cavanaugh rated it it was ok.
Don’t agree with the author at times but his thoughts make you think and refine your arguements about current global issues.
The Great Convergence – Kishore Mahbubani
And it can be done. Policymakers all over the world must change their preconceptions and accept that we live in one world.
Whether it is through aid to poor nations, which ends up in western coffers, or subsidizing their own national products to compete against cheaper international products.
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. Excellent book for showing the forces of convergence and the logic of one world. Economic issues such as the financial crisis have developed more and more into global, not national problems; as have issues of climate change, cyber security, global health, foreign aid, and nuclear proliferation; and these global problems require global solutions.
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
Primer on issues facing the global community going into the 21st century, mainly viewed from an asian perspective with the emphasis on how we manage the change from a world dominated by western perspectives to one including rest of the world mahbjbani as the living, educational and financial capabilities of the rest rises to match or exceed the west’s there will either be a managed convergence of goals or disruptive chaos.
But this boat has a problem. Mahbubani urges that only through these actions can we create a world that converges benignly. He masterfully describes how our world has seen more positive change kisgore the past 30 years than the past years.
Mahbubani opens with an optimistic review of human development. He argues that the United States would better pursue its interests by enhancing, rather than undermining, international institutions like the UN and the ICC. Policymakers all over the world must change their preconceptions and accept that we live in one mahbubqni.
I think Asians, and particularly my region’s people, the Middle Easterners, which their region is currently in full revolt or some restive places are about to revolt, to gain our independence from the developed World unfair domination we need to read more books like this readable mahbibani by Mahbubani.
Read more reviews by Jonathan. He previously served for five years as a foreign affairs and defense aide for the United States Congress.