The Globalist’s Best Books of 2007

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, what are some of the best books of 2007?

December 17, 2007

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, what are some of the best books of 2007?

From Islam in modern times to the plight of Chinese immigrants in the 1800s — and from the importance of sushi to aiding underdeveloped economies — the Globalist Bookshelf has introduced readers to some of the best writing on globalization, history, technology, the environment, politics and economics. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, here is our selection of the best books of 2007.

1.
Akbar Ahmed: Journey Into Islam

Why is the verdict on globalization decidedly mixed from the standpoint of Pakistan?

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2. Jean Pfaelzer: Driven Out
What measures did the U.S. Congress implement against Chinese immigrants in the 19th century?

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3. Pankaj Ghemawat: Redefining Global Strategy
Is the world economy as integrated as most people perceive it to be?

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4. Paul Collier: The Bottom Billion
How can the world get the planet’s poorest one billion inhabitants on the path toward economic development?

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5. Ray Takeyh: Hidden Iran
How was the United Kingdom complicit in undermining Iran’s budding democracy half a century ago?

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6. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Infidel
What makes this outspoken critic of Islam controversial enough to warrant threats to her life?

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7. Edward Luce: In Spite of the Gods
What striking truth about India does a British reporter learn from a young Indian boy on a train ride to Delhi?

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8. Sasha Issenberg: The Sushi Economy
What does the sushi industry reveal about globalized food culture and commerce?

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9. Carl J. Schramm and Robert E. Litan: Good Capitalism Bad Capitalism
How can the United States harness the increasingly competitive global economy to its benefit?

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10. Joseph Cirincione: Bomb Scare
How safe is the world from nuclear weapons?

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