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In this timely and controversial book, economist Deepak Lal explores the twin themes of empires and globalization and discusses the place of the US in the current world order. In Praise of Empires argues that not since the fall of the Roman empire has there been a potential imperial power like the United States today, and asks the question: Is a US impirium needed for the globalization which breeds prosperity? What form should this empire take - a direct 'colonial' or 'indirect' empire? Will America be able and willing to run an empire? Lal explores the Islamic threat to the position of the US and the current 'war on terror'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403936394
ISBN-10: 1403936390
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Deepak Lal

DEEPAK LAL is James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and Professor Emeritus of Political Economy, University College of London, UK. He has advised numerous governments and international agencies and was the Research Administrator at the World Bank from 1984 to 1987. He writes a monthly column for The Business Standard and his most recent work, Unintended Consequences was named on the of the 12 'Year's Best Books About Asia' by Asia Pacific Media News Magazine.

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