Mapping a New World Order
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Mapping a New World Order

The Rest Beyond the West

Edited by Vladimir Popov and Piotr Dutkiewicz

This book identifies possible factors responsible for the recent rise of many developing countries. It examines how robust these trends actually are and speculatively predicts the implications and consequences that may result from a continuation of these trends. It also suggests possible scenarios of future development. Ultimately, it argues that the rise of ‘the Rest’ would not only imply geopolitical shifts, but could lead to proliferation of new growth models in the Global South and to profound changes in international economic relations.
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Chapter 6: Global ‘disorder’ and the rise of finance: implications for the development project

Jayati Ghosh

Abstract

The chapter considers the following questions: Is global economic stability necessary for countries wishing to industrialize and complete their development project? Or does some degree of instability actually benefit economies wishing to change their relative position in the international division of labour? If so, what kinds of stability/instability matter? What insights does recent history provide for assessing current possibilities in this regard?

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