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Changing the World

By Bertelsmann Stiftung

While Asia’s rise has become a stabilizing factor in the global economy, it also presents the international community with a number of key political challenges. Europe can no longer ignore Asia’s economic might, its political ambitions, or its cultural influence. This book studies Asia’s potential for conflict and cooperation with Europe. It brings together contributions from a number of experts (including Amartya Sen, Pascal Lamy, and Paul Kennedy) on the changes emanating from Asia and impacting the West. Under the topics of “Asia’s Global Potential,” “Asia’s Challenges,” and “Asia’s Soft Power,” the authors propose various responses to the Asian challenge.

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