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The Rise Of The Virtual State By Richard N. Rosecrance

The Rise Of The Virtual State
by Richard N. Rosecrance

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A leading scholar of international relations tells why the rise of virtual economies will make military conquest obsolete.
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The Rise Of The Virtual State: Wealth and Power in the Coming Century by Richard N. Rosecrance

What will power look like in the century to come? "Imperial Great Britain may have been the model for the nineteenth century," Richard Rosecrance writes, "but Hong Kong will be the model for the twenty-first." We are entering the Age of the Virtual State - when land and its products are no longer the primary source of power, when managing flows is more important than maintaining stockpiles, when service industries are the greatest source of wealth and expertise and creativity are the greatest natural resources.Rosecrance's brilliant new book combines international relations theory with economics and the business model of the virtual corporation to describe how virtual states arise and operate, and how traditional powers will relate to them. In specific detail, he shows why Japan's kereitsu system, which brought it industrial dominance, is doomed why Hong Kong and Taiwan will influence China more than vice-versa and why the European Union will command the most international prestige even though the U.S. may produce more wealth.

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About Richard N. Rosecrance


Richard Rosecrance is the author of Rise of the Trading State (Basic, 1986) and America's Economic Resurgence (HarperCollins, 1990). He is a professor of political science and the director of the centre for International Relations at UCLA. He is at the forefront of a growing group of scholars whose interests straddle economics and international relations.

Table of Contents


* Preface Part One: The Theory * 1. A New Kind of Nation * 2. The Shift from Stocks to Flows * 3. How States Become Virtual * 4. The Conflict-As-Usual Thesis Part Two: Political and International Implications * 5. Domestic Implications: The Market and the State * 6. Governance and the World Economy Part Three: States in the Virtual Age * 7. The Virtual States: Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan * 8. Japan * 9. The United States * 10. Europe and Russia * 11. China and Emerging Nations Part Four: The New System of International Politics and Economics * 12. The Increasing Intangibility of Value in the World Economy * 13. The State and the World * Appendix * International Theory: A New Paradigm? * Notes * Index

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GOR010096973
The Rise Of The Virtual State: Wealth and Power in the Coming Century by Richard N. Rosecrance
Richard N. Rosecrance
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2000-08-04
288
0465071422
9780465071425
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