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The Century of the Emerging World

Development with a Vengeance

Author(s): Paul Dobrescu
Contributors: Paul Dobrescu;

Book Description

This book explores how the first decade of the 21st century was nothing short of “les années folles”. The impressive growth rate of emerging economies changed the crisis-ridden world in a very short time, and in the early 2000s the emerging world’s weight in the global economy was 38%, now 50%. This statistic confirms the political reality of the century of the emerging world. The monograph shows that the long-term tendencies inaugurated during this decade represent a silent revolution, as significant as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and this will lead to a geopolitical reconfiguration hard to envision right now.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7316-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7316-0
Date of Publication: 01/05/2017
Pages / Size: 230 / A5
Price: £61.99


Paul Dobrescu is Professor at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. His main research interests are the rise of the emerging world and the fate of superpowers, and he has published extensively in the fields of geopolitics, political sociology and communication. His latest works include: The Crises after the Crisis. A World without Compass and Hegemon (2016), Two-speed World. Emerging Powers and Developed Countries (2013), and Globalization’s Cunningness. The Assault on American Power (2010).