The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

Author: Robyn Meredith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393331938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 1468

Offers a compelling study of the rise to international economic power of China and India that examines the implications of these emerging Asian giants for America and what America needs to know about the economic and political strategies of the two nations in order to compete in the global marketplace. Reprint.
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The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

Author: Robyn Meredith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393068927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3401

"A comprehensive primer on the development of these Asian tigers."—Noam Lupu, San Francisco Chronicle The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping our world. With labor now unbound from geographic borders, we're seeing startling shifts in how—and where—nearly everything we buy is made. In a compelling mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, veteran journalist Robyn Meredith untangles the complex web of business and politics, as well as environmental and cultural issues that entwine India, China, and the West. She also outlines how Americans—business leaders, workers, politicians, even parents—can understand the vast changes coming and thrive in this new age.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Elephant and the Dragon

The Rise of India and China and what it Means for All of Us

Author: Robyn Meredith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393062366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 8303

Offers a compelling study of the rise to international economic power of China and India that examines the implications of these emerging Asian giants for America and what America needs to know about the economic and political strategies of the two nations in order to compete in the global marketplace.
Posted in Business & Economics

Think India

The Rise of the World's Next Superpower and what it Means for Every American

Author: Vinay Rai,William L. Simon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525950202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 2374

An insider's account of India's transformation into one of the world's forefront economic powers documents such factors as the region's development by Fortune 500 companies and its partnership with the U.S. military, offering insight into India's rapidly growing role on the global stage.
Posted in Business & Economics

China, Inc

How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

Author: Ted C. Fishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743257527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 952

Predicting economic challenges that the author believes will occur as a result of China's growing ability to produce U.S. products more cheaply, an economic analysis draws on hundreds of interviews with Chinese, American, and European workers and businesspeople that draw conclusions about China's future as a superpower. 75,000 first printing.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Politics of Everyday Europe

Constructing Authority in the European Union

Author: Kathleen R. McNamara

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191025526

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 5398

How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. The European Union, as a novel political entity, faces a particularly difficult set of challenges. The Politics of Everyday Europe argues that the legitimation of EU authority rests in part on a transformation in the symbols and practices of everyday life in Europe. The Single Market and the Euro, the legal category of European Citizen and policies promoting the free movement of people, EU public architecture, arts and popular entertainment, and EU diplomacy and foreign policy all generate symbols and practices that change peoples' day-to-day experiences naturalizing European governance.The modern nation-state has long used similar strategies of nationalism and 'imagined communities' to legitimize its political power. But the EU's cultural infrastructure is unique, as it navigates European national identities with a particularly banality, trying to make the EU seem complementary to, not in competition with, the nation-states. While this cultural legitimation has successfully underpinned the EU's surprising political development, Europe today is more often met with indifference by its citizens rather than affection. As economic and political crises have stretched European social solidarity to the breaking point, this book offers a clear theoretical framework for understanding how everyday culture matters fundamentally in the political life of the EU, and how the construction of meaning can be a potent power resource-albeit one open to contestation and subversion by the very citizens it calls into being.
Posted in Political Science

Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior

Growing Power and Alarm

Author: George J. Gilboy,Eric Heginbotham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020050

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

View: 9831

Politics & Government.
Posted in Political Science

The Post-American World: Release 2.0 (International Edition)

Author: Fareed Zakaria

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082458

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5888

“A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.
Posted in Political Science

Rivals

How the Power Struggle Between China, India, and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

Author: Bill Emmott

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547393962

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2350

The former editor in chief of the Economist returns to the territory of his bestselling book The Sun Also Sets to lay out a fresh analysis of the growing rivalry between China, India, and Japan -- what it will mean for America, the global economy, and the twenty-first-century world. Closely intertwined by their fierce competition for influence, markets, resources, and strategic advantage, China, India, and Japan are shaping the world to come. Emmott explores the ways in which their sometimes bitter rivalry will play out over the next decade -- in business, global politics, military competition, and the environment -- and reveals the efforts of the United States to turn the situation to its advantage as these three powerful nations vie for dominance. This revised and updated edition of Rivals is an indispensable guide for anyone wishing to understand Asia's swiftly changing political and economic scene.
Posted in Political Science

PISA Science 2006

Implications for Science Teachers and Teaching

Author: Rodger W. Bybee,Barry McCrae

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531312

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 1617

What must we teach students to enable them to fully participate in a world community where science and technology play an increasingly significant role? That's a question that science educatos continually face and that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) helps answer. Beginning in 2000 and every three years since, PISA has assessed the reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy of 15-year-olds in some 65 countries. In 2006 the assessment concentrated on science, and researchers evaluated students' knowledge and skills by measuring the depth of scientific literacy attained rather than the elements of curricula mastered. PISA Science 2006 provides a thorough examination of the assessment, including chapters on creating a framework for scientific literacy, test design and development, and frequently answered criticism, plus more than a dozen essays on important themes for science teachers and the study's implications for teaching science in the future. Comprehensive, thought-provoking, and indispensable, this book provides educators with a top-down view of where we stand today in science education and what this means for students and educators.
Posted in Education

Planet India

The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World

Author: Mira Kamdar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743296869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 7857

A cutting-edge exploration of America's stake in India's ongoing efforts to become a global power depicts the region as the world's fastest-growing center of technology, global economics, and democracy, outlining the challenges facing the country to enable rapid change in environmentally sustainable and politically viable ways. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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The Dragon and the Elephant

Understanding the Development of Innovation Capacity in China and India: Summary of a Conference

Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Committee on the Competitiveness and Workforce Needs of U.S. Industry

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309152891

Category: Political Science

Page: 78

View: 4052

The return of the once-dormant economies of China and India to dynamism and growth is one of the most remarkable stories in recent history. The two countries are home to nearly 40 percent of the world's population, but until recently neither had played an influential role in the contemporary global economy. In the past two decades, China and India have liberalized internal economic policy, treatment of foreign investment, and trade, and have experienced economic growth at sustained high rates. From the point of view of the United States, however, the most important development in the Chinese and Indian economies in the long term may be the strides they are making in developing their own domestic innovation capacities. After a long period of underinvestment, both countries have committed to growing their science and education systems to bolster research and further economic expansion. Some observers of the recent growth have said that both countries are surging in their efforts to spur innovation; others have emphasized the potential of one country over the other; and still others have suggested that both China and India have a long way to go before achieving innovation-driven growth. With such a range of views, The National Academies set out to describe developments in both countries, in relation to each other and the rest of the world, by organizing a conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, summarized in this volume, discussed recent changes at both the macroeconomic level and also in selected industries, and explored the causes and implications of those changes.
Posted in Political Science

Superpower?

The Amazing Race Between China's Hare and India's Tortoise

Author: Raghav Bahl

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780670084630

Category: China

Page: 242

View: 3685

In his career as a journalist and one of India’s top entrepreneurs, Raghav Bahl has often faced a barrage of questions from visiting businesspeople bewildered by India: Why are Indian regulations so weak and confusing? Why is your foreign investment policy so restrictive? How is it that you speak such good English? Inevitably, the questions are followed by the observation: But, you know, that’s not the way it is in China. Indeed, even as the two economies are together projected to dominate the world, there is a palpable difference in the way China and India work on the ground. China is spectacularly effective in building infrastructure and is currently investing almost half its GDP. Meanwhile, India is a ‘promising’ economy: more than half its GDP is consumed by its billionplus population; half its population is younger than twenty-five, giving it a unique demographic advantage; 350 million Indians understand English, making it the largest English-using country in the world In the race to superpower status, who is likely to breast the tape—China’s hare or India’s tortoise? For anyone looking to understand China and India and the ways in which these two nations are about to change the history of the world, this is the book to read. Is India ready for superpower status? Or are we irretrievably behind in the game of catch-up with China?
Posted in China

China's Rising Research Universities

A New Era of Global Ambition

Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Shi,Xiaoguang Shi,Yongcai Chang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414546

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6316

This timely study charts the intentional and accelerated rise of China’s research universities by analyzing how state policy has transformed key institutions. Specifically, it addresses how state initiatives have influenced faculty life and academic culture at these campuses. Based on empirical studies at four of the nation’s leading universities and including more than seventy semi-structured interviews with professors and key administrators, China's Rising Research Universities sheds light on fundamental changes in faculty life. These changes amount to nothing short of a dramatic transformation of academic culture at the nation’s top universities. National initiatives driven by China’s Ministry of Education seek to develop two overlapping sets of leading universities, through what are known as Project 211 (which affects about 100 universities) and Project 985 (which affects about 40 universities). Project 985 enhancements are particularly important to the country’s efforts to strengthen university science and research. The book also addresses the broader context of higher education reform in China, arguing that recent efforts to elevate the nation’s top universities toward world-class standing represent a shift in higher education policy development and implementation leading to what is described as China’s Global Ambition Period. Offering important insights into the changing higher education policy context in an age increasingly defined by globalization, China's Rising Research Universities will appeal to higher education leaders and policymakers; students, faculty, and scientists who interact with Chinese counterparts; and scholars of international and comparative studies. -- Nian Cai LIU, Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Internationalizing Media Studies

Author: Daya Kishan Thussu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134050232

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5954

The explosion of transnational information flows, made possible by new technologies and institutional changes (economic, political and legal) has profoundly affected the study of global media. At the same time, the globalization of media combined with the globalization of higher education means that the research and teaching of the subject faces immediate and profound challenges, not only as the subject of enquiry but also as the means by which researchers and students undertake their studies. Edited by a leading scholar of global communication, this collection of essays by internationally-acclaimed scholars from around the world aims to stimulate a debate about the imperatives for internationalizing media studies by broadening its remit, including innovative research methodologies, taking account of regional and national specificities and pedagogic necessities warranted by the changing profile of students and researchers and the unprecedented growth of media in the non-Western world. Transnational in its perspectives, Internationalizing Media Studies is a much-needed guide to the internationalization of media and its study in a global context.
Posted in Social Science

Making the University Matter

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113669692X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 5073

Making the University Matter investigates how academics situate themselves simultaneously in the university and the world and how doing so affects the viability of the university setting. The university stands at the intersection of two sets of interests, needing to be at one with the world while aspiring to stand apart from it. In an era that promises intensified political instability, growing administrative pressures, dwindling economic returns and questions about economic viability, lower enrolments and shrinking programs, can the university continue to matter into the future? And if so, in which way? What will help it survive as an honest broker? What are the mechanisms for ensuring its independent voice? Barbie Zelizer brings together some of the leading names in the field of media and communication studies from around the globe to consider a multiplicity of answers from across the curriculum on making the university matter, including critical scholarship, interdisciplinarity, curricular blends of the humanities and social sciences, practical training and policy work. The collection is introduced with an essay by the editor and each section has a brief introduction to contextualise the essays and highlight the issues they raise.
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When China Rules the World

The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition

Author: Martin Jacques

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151457

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 7854

How China's ascendance as an economic superpower will alter the cultural, political, social, and ethnic balance of global power in the twenty-first century, unseating the West and in the process creating a whole new world According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood. In this far-reaching and original investigation, Martin Jacques offers provocative answers to some of the most pressing questions about China's growing place on the world stage. Martin Jacques reveals, by elaborating on three historical truths, how China will seek to shape the world in its own image. The Chinese have a rich and long history as a civilization-state. Under the tributary system, outlying states paid tribute to the Middle Kingdom. Ninety-four percent of the population still believes they are one race-"Han Chinese." The strong sense of superiority rooted in China's history promises to resurface in twenty-first century China and in the process strengthen and further unify the country. A culturally self-confident Asian giant with a billion-plus population, China will likely resist globalization as we know it. This exceptionalism will have powerful ramifications for the rest of the world and the United States in particular. As China is already emerging as the new center of the East Asian economy, the mantle of economic and, therefore, cultural relevance will in our lifetimes begin to pass from Manhattan and Paris to cities like Beijing and Shanghai. It is the American relationship with and attitude toward China, Jacques argues, that will determine whether the twenty-first century will be relatively peaceful or fraught with tension, instability, and danger. When China Rules the World is the first book to fully conceive of and explain the upheaval that China's ascendance will cause and the realigned global power structure it will create.
Posted in History

The Imperial Presidency

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618420018

Category: History

Page: 589

View: 4614

The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.
Posted in History

The Americas

A Hemispheric History

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812975545

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 8326

The acclaimed historian traces the historical evolution of the entire Western Hemisphere from prehistoric times to the present day, examining the interconnections among North, Central, and South America and the complex links--among migration, trade, religion, culture, food, and more that have shaped the region. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Communicating India’s Soft Power

Buddha to Bollywood

Author: D. Thussu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027894

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 5851

In recent years, India has emerged as a major economic and political power. Yet, the country's cultural influence outside India has not been adequately analyzed in academic discourses. This book, a pioneering attempt, from an international communication/media perspective, is aimed to fill the existing gap in scholarship in this area.
Posted in Political Science