White House and the World: A Global Development Agenda for the Next U. S. President

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The last few years have seen a steep decline in the perceived legitimacy of U.S. policies and values in the world. How will the next American president regain the country's power and influence so that it is capable of tackling the global challenges of the 21st century?

T he White House and the World explores areas where changes in U.S. policies can conceivably improve the lives of the poor in developing countries, thereby not only protecting our own national security but also ...

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Overview

The last few years have seen a steep decline in the perceived legitimacy of U.S. policies and values in the world. How will the next American president regain the country's power and influence so that it is capable of tackling the global challenges of the 21st century?

T he White House and the World explores areas where changes in U.S. policies can conceivably improve the lives of the poor in developing countries, thereby not only protecting our own national security but also restoring America's credibility in the world. In selected essays, Center for Global Development fellows explore a range of topics such as trade policy, migration, foreign aid, and climate change and offer practical recommendations for effective change to the next president.

Authors and topics include Michael Clemens on migration, Dennis de Tray on corruption, Kimberly Elliott on trade, Ruth Levine on health, Theodore Moran on private investment, Mead Over on HIV/AIDS, Stewart Patrick on fragile states, Steve Radelet on foreign assistance, Vijaya Ramachandran on development in Africa, and David Wheeler on climate change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933286242
  • Publisher: Center for Global Development
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Birdsall is the founding president of the Center for Global Development. Prior to launching the center, Birdsall was senior associate and director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 1993 to 1998, Birdsall was executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Table of Contents

Righting the Three-Legged Stool: Why Global Development Matters for Americans and What the Next President Should Do about It Nancy Birdsall Birdsall, Nancy 1

Harnessing U.S. Technology and Business

1 Healthy Foreign Policy: Bringing Coherence to the Global Health Agenda Ruth Levine Levine, Ruth 43

2 Global Warming: An Opportunity for Greatness David Wheeler Wheeler, David 63

3 Power and Roads for Africa: What the United States Can Do Vijaya Ramachandran Ramachandran, Vijaya 91

4 Foreign Direct Investment and Development Theodore Moran Moran, Theodore 121

5 Getting the Focus Right: U.S. Leadership in the Fight against Global Corruption Dennis de Tray de Tray, Dennis Theodore Moran Moran, Theodore 141

6 Integration in the Americas: One Idea for Plan B Nancy Lee Lee, Nancy 171

Better Trade and Migration Policies

7 U.S. Trade Policy and Global Development Kimberly Ann Elliott Elliott, Kimberly Ann 185

8 Tripping over Health: U.S. Policy on Patents and Drug Access in Developing Countries Carsten Fink Fink, Carsten Kimberly Ann Elliott Elliott, Kimberly Ann 215

9 Don't Close the Golden Door: Making Immigration Policy Work for Development Michael Clemens Clemens, Michael Sami Bazzi Bazzi, Sami 241

Aid and Security

10 Modernizing U.S. Foreign Assistance for the Twenty-first Century Sheila Herrling Herrling, Sheila Steve Radelet Radelet, Steve 273

11 Opportunities for Presidential Leadership on AIDS: From an "Emergency Plan" to a Sustainable Policy Mead Over Over, Mead 299

12 U.S. Policy toward Fragile States: An Integrated Approach to Security and Development Stewart Patrick Patrick, Stewart 327

13 Aid for Education: MoreBang for the Buck Kate Vyborny Vyborny, Kate Nancy Birdsall Birdsall, Nancy 355

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