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The Rise Of The Virtual State : Wealth and Power in the Coming Century - Richard N. Rosecrance

The Rise Of The Virtual State

Wealth and Power in the Coming Century

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780465071425
Number Of Pages: 288

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What will power look like in the century to come? "Imperial Great Britain may have been the model for the nineteenth century," Richard Rosecrance writes, "but Hong Kong will be the model for the twenty-first." We are entering the Age of the Virtual State - when land and its products are no longer the primary source of power, when managing flows is more important than maintaining stockpiles, when service industries are the greatest source of wealth and expertise and creativity are the greatest natural resources.Rosecrance's brilliant new book combines international relations theory with economics and the business model of the virtual corporation to describe how virtual states arise and operate, and how traditional powers will relate to them. In specific detail, he shows why Japan's kereitsu system, which brought it industrial dominance, is doomed; why Hong Kong and Taiwan will influence China more than vice-versa; and why the European Union will command the most international prestige even though the U.S. may produce more wealth.

* Preface Part One: The Theory * 1. A New Kind of Nation * 2. The Shift from Stocks to Flows * 3. How States Become Virtual * 4. The Conflict-As-Usual Thesis Part Two: Political and International Implications * 5. Domestic Implications: The Market and the State * 6. Governance and the World Economy Part Three: States in the Virtual Age * 7. The Virtual States: Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan * 8. Japan * 9. The United States * 10. Europe and Russia * 11. China and Emerging Nations Part Four: The New System of International Politics and Economics * 12. The Increasing Intangibility of Value in the World Economy * 13. The State and the World * Appendix * International Theory: A New Paradigm? * Notes * Index

ISBN: 9780465071425
ISBN-10: 0465071422
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1