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The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall
Bremmer, Ian,
ISBN: 0743274717
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2006. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. reprint. Locate nations on the J Curve - left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further isolating them. The West's isolation of Kim Jong-il's North Korea gives him the cover he needs to extend his brutal regime (the mistake the U.S. made for a long time with Saddam Hussein and Castro); in Saudi Arabia, western governments should encourage manageable change before the country breaks apart; they should help strengthen China's economy so it can further liberalize; they must encourage Israel to decide what kind of country it will be. Filled with imaginative and surprising examples of how to correct outworn political ideas, THE J CURVE points the way for western governments to lead the way to a realistic political balance and a healthier economic future. Editorial Reviews a clean copy, with no damage apart from felt pen on the author's name on the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 310 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; International Relations; ISBN: 0743274717. ISBN/EAN: 9780743274715. Inventory No: 0261602. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0261602  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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