How China Will Change the Global Political Map - Martin Jacques

How China Will Change the Global Political Map

By Martin Jacques

  • Release Date: 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4
4
From 5 Ratings

Description

The reconfiguration of global power suggests two likely future trends. Firstly, there will be a decline in the relative weight and influence of Western democracy as the West decreases in importance. Secondly, democratic forms in the developing world may well prosper, but they are quite likely to be increasingly hybrid in form. They will become less Western in inspiration and more indigenous. China is not a product of Western democracy and shows very little sign of moving in that direction. How will the West adapt to a world, after two centuries, in which it is no longer dominant? Until now, the idea of China offering an alternative form of governance to the Western liberal order has seemed sufficiently implausible to be ignored. Sooner or later, the West will be obliged to come to terms with the reality of China as it is rather than as the West would like it to be and thinks it should be.

Reviews

  • Mr. J. Domina, M.P.A.

    5
    By J. Domina
    Outstanding assessment of post-Mao China. This is a must read for all U.S. politico's, business people and our citizens. It is still not to late for the West to change and accept the new global order as outlined, failure to do so will have dire consequence. China today is not a sleepy backwater producing low quality goods. It has become a Global Leader in production of steel, concrete and consumer goods. The West, meanwhile, argues endlessly over trivialities. Jacques puts this as precisely as possible in his works. No meandering like Kissinger's "ON CHINA".