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Description - The Rise of the Virtual State by Richard N. Rosecrance

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465071425
ISBN-10: 0465071422
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard N. Rosecrance

Richard Rosecrance is the author of Rise of the Trading State (Basic, 1986) and America's Economic Resurgence (HarperCollins, 1990). He is a professor of political science and the director of the centre for International Relations at UCLA. He is at the forefront of a growing group of scholars whose interests straddle economics and international relations.

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