Emerging States: The Wellspring of a New World Order

Emerging States: The Wellspring of a New World Order

by Christophe Jaffrelot (Editor)


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Emerging States: The Wellspring of a New World Order by Christophe Jaffrelot

Typically when we think of global powerhouses, countries such as the US, UK, Japan or Germany come to mind. But the world is in the midst of a tectonic shift in international economic and political power. Countries previously lumped under the general heading of "developing" are fast becoming key players on the international stage. India, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa, among others, are subtly altering our perceptions of what constitutes a
"strong" or "weak" economy, while "Emerging States"—a term once familiar only to economists—is entering common parlance. The Emerging States are reshuffling the cards of the international game in a manner unheard of since 1945. Never before have the dominant powers had to make room for new players, propelled forward by an astonishing economic momentum. The power struggle looming in multilateral organizations such as the UN and the IMF reflects a shift in the world center of gravity, in both geopolitical and cultural terms. Although emerging countries all feature high growth rates, growing integration into the world economy, stabilized institutions and discrete forms of capitalism, their trajectories differ: from China, "the world's factory," to India, "the world's back office". Under such circumstances, there is a growing need to understand how the notion of 'Emerging States' corresponds to reality and what new international configurations it is likely to spawn. This richly documented volume, which contains over 100 color maps, graphs and tables, helps businessmen, scholars and the general reader to get to grips with "Emerging States" and how they are transforming international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850659716
Publisher: C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.
Publication date: 04/22/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Christophe Jaffrelot is Research Director at CNRS and teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po (Paris). From 2000-8, he was Director of CERI at Sciences Po. Arguably one of the world's most respected writers on Indian society and politics, his publications include The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, 1925 to the 1990s, India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India, and Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste, all of which are published by Hurst.

Table of Contents

Christophe Jaffrelot
Fabrications and Illusions of Emergence
Jean-Jacques Gabas and Bruno Losch
What Is an Emerging Country and Is It an Interesting Concept for the Social Sciences?
Jérôme Sgard
Forms of Capitalism in Emerging Countries
Interview with Robert Boyer
Trajectories of Emergence
Emerging Countries: An Attempt at Typology
Jean Coussy
Can We Speak of an Emerging Chinese Power?
Jean-Luc Domenach
India, An Emerging Power, but How Far?
Christophe Jaffrelot
Brazil, a South American State among the Key Players?
Alain Rouquié
Mexico, an Emerging Economy in the Shadows of the Superpower
David Recondo
Turkey: A Dynamic Economy Confronted with Political Uncertainty
Ahmet Insel
South Africa: A Power Only in the Eyes of Others?
Dominique Darbon
Russia: Emerging or Re-Emerging?
Panel discussion with Geoff Barnard, Jérôme Guillet,
Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Christophe Jaffrelot and Anne de Tinguy
Regional Dynamics
A Flight of Wild Geese. Regional Integration and Emergence of Asian Economies
Françoise Lemoine
Central and Eastern Europe Buttressed by the European Union
François Bafoil
Latin America, Regionalism to No Effect
Olivier Dabène
Western Economies on the Defensive
Emerging Countries and the Changes Implied for Europe
Jean-Marc Siroën
Chinese and Indian Multinationals Out to Conquer the World
Jean-François Huchet and Joël Ruet
Africa and Latin America, New Playgrounds
Emerging Countries and International Cooperation
Jean-Jacques Gabas
China and Africa: From Reunion to Illusion
Roland Marchal
The Impact of China and India on Latin America 222
Rolando Avendano and Javier Santiso
Emerging Countries in the International System
The Role of Emerging Countries in the United Nations
Alexandra Novoseloff
Emerging Power Strategies in the World Trade Organization
Cornelia Woll
New Power Struggles in the Offing
Human Rights Against the Test of Emerging Countries
Guy Hermet
Emergence or Re-Emergence? The Asian Balance of Powers as a Long-Term Issue
François Godement
Countries Emerging, Immersed, Submerged, and Adrift
Pierre Hassner
Are Emerging Markets Now Shielded from Financial Crises?
Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau
The Environmental Limits of Emergence
Emmanuel Guérin and Laurence Tubiana
Globalization and Inequality in Emerging Countries. The Cases of India and China
Pierre-Noël Giraud, Jean-François Huchet and Joël Ruet
Conclusion by Christophe Jaffrelot

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