The Globalist’s Top Ten Books of 2004
We highlight some of the best books that appeared on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2004.
December 25, 2004
In some ways, terrorism and the role of the United States in the world still shaped many a book on global issues in 2004. But beyond that, many of the most interesting books covered other ground, including the way the environment and regional futures shape our common destiny. Here are our top 10 books of 2004.
|1.||Stephen Glain: Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants
How have economic decay and political malaise created tragic consequences in the Arab world?
|2.||Thomas P.M. Barnett: The Pentagon’s New Map
Will the United States be able to improve the Middle East’s position in the global economy?
|3.||Emmanuel Todd: After the Empire
What accounts for America’s deteriorating global authority?
|4.||Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy: The Siberian Curse
How have Soviet planning and physical geography shaped Russia’s economy?
|5.||Elizabeth C. Economy: The River Runs Black
Can China’s economic growth be reconciled with sound environmental policy?
|6.||Martin Wolf: Why Globalization Works
Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf describes how globalization works — despite the efforts of the World Bank.
|7.||L. Ronald Scheman: Greater America
What are the key factors in determining the future of geopolitics and power in Latin America?
|8.||Sebastian Mallaby: The World’s Banker
Have outside activists undermined World Bank development projects?
|9.||Victoria Abbott Riccardi: Untangling My Chopsticks
Victoria Abbott Riccardi describes her year in Kyoto, engulfed by the tastes and customs of Japan.
|10.||Howard Markel: When Germs Travel
Is eagerness to participate in the global economy a danger to countries’ health — or an incentive to fight disease?