Special Feature

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2011

What were the most intriguing books featured on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2011?

What were the most intriguing books featured on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2011?

Takeaways



1. Branko Milanovic: The Haves and the Have-Nots
Our excerpt: Marcus Crassus, John D. Rockefeller, Carlos Slim, Mikhail Khodorovsky — who’s the richest of them all?
2. Francis Fukuyama: The Origins of Political Order
Our excerpt: What are the biggest challenges confronting Latin America and the United States?
3. Chandran Nair: Consumptionomics
Our excerpt: Why is it up to Asia to fashion a more environmentally and socially conscious brand of capitalism?
4. Anatol Lieven: Pakistan — A Hard Country
Our excerpt: How does a hunting trip in Pakistan provide a glimpse into the country’s feudal past — and its dangerous present?
5. Juliet Eilperin: Demon Fish
Our excerpt: How does the market for shark fins help demonstrate Asia’s upwardly mobile status?
6. Barry Eichengreen: Exorbitant Privilege
Our excerpt: Is relying on a weak dollar really a promising economic strategy? Why would it not work as advertised?
7. Charles Kenny: Getting Better
Our excerpt: Why should we be more concerned about consumption patterns than population growth?
8. Dani Rodrik: The Globalization Paradox
Our excerpt: How can international labor mobility be improved to help raise incomes around the world?
9. Fred Kempe: Berlin 1961
Our excerpt: How did a tense scene at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 almost lead to nuclear war?
10. Colin Woodard: American Nations
Our excerpt: How do North America’s aboriginal communities approach the global challenges of the 21st century?

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