Mapping a New World Order, The Rest Beyond the West

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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China is beginning to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy, and a few other East and South Asian countries are steadily increasing their presence in global markets. The authors of this book agree that the contours of a ‘different’ economic and political order are emerging as the West is effectively struggling to hold onto its global pre-eminence. Meanwhile, the torch is slowly (albeit uncertainly) passing to a new generation of international players. Some version of a new multilateral order is emerging; an order that is both different from the previous one, but also marked by multiple and significant continuities.

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 also lead to the proliferation of the new growth models in the Global South and to profound changes in international economic relations.

This innovative book is written from a multicultural and multidisciplinary perspective by the leading scholars in the field. It will appeal to professionals, PhD students and graduate students alike, namely those in the fields of international relations, political economy, political science, international development and regional studies.

Contributors include: S. Amin, L.C. Bresser-Pereira, P. Dutkiewicz, J. Ghosh, S.S. Karatasli, S. Kumral, J.Y. Lin, J.A. Ocampo, D. Pasciuti, P. Patnaik, V. Popov, R. Sakwa, B.J. Silver, J.K. Sundaram

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PiotrDutkiewicz
Piotr Dutkiewicz is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University and former Director of the Institute of European and Russian Studies. His research interests are related to European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. Some of his books are: «New Europe. The Impact of the First Decade, Volume 1: Trends and Prospects»; «Theory and Practice of the Civil Society in Russia», «Basics of Local Governance», «NATO Looks East», «Ukraine: Social and Economic Transformation», «The Worst is Over?», «Democracy Without Liberalism», «Unemployment Insurance in Canada» (all are co-edited). Besides that, Prof. Dutkiewicz is also Director of four large-scale projects on regional development, unemployment insurance, labor market and social policies, expert for youth at risk project in Russia, a member of a Canadian Official State delegation to Russia (2003) and Advisory Board member of the Valdai Discussion Club, a group of forty world renowned experts on Russia.
Vladimir Popov

Research Director in Economics & Political sciences, DOC Research Institute, RU

Vladimir Popov is a Principal Researcher in the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a professor emeritus at the New Economic School in Moscow, and an adjunct research professor at the Institute of European and Russian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. In 2009-15 he worked in DESA, UN, as a Senior Economic Affairs Officer and Inter-regional Adviser. He has published extensively on world economy and development issues (he is the editor of three books, and author of ten books and hundreds of articles, including in the Journal of Comparative Economics, World Development, Comparative Economic Studies, Cambridge Journal of Economics, New Left Review, as well as essays in the media). His books and articles have been published in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. His most recent book is “Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West” (Oxford University Press, 2014). He graduated from the Economics Department of the Moscow State University in 1976, and holds PhDs (Candidate of Science, 1980; and Doctor of Science, 1990) from the Institute for US and Canadian Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. More info can be found at his website: http://www.nes.ru/~vpopov