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World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability

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For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated with underdevelopment. In this astute, original, and surprising investigation of the true impact of globalization, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua explains why many developing countries are in fact consumed by ethnic violence after adopting free market democracy.

Chua shows how in non-Western countries around the globe, free markets have concentrated starkly disproportionate wealth in the hands of a resented ethnic minority. These "market-dominant minorities" — Chinese in Southeast Asia, Croatians in the former Yugoslavia, whites in Latin America and South Africa, Indians in East Africa, Lebanese in West Africa, Jews in post-communist Russia — become objects of violent hatred. At the same time, democracy empowers the impoverished majority, unleashing ethnic demagoguery, confiscation, and sometimes genocidal revenge. She also argues that the United States has become the world's most visible market-dominant minority, a fact that helps explain the rising tide of anti-Americanism around the world. Chua is a friend of globalization, but she urges us to find ways to spread its benefits and curb its most destructive aspects.

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"Provocative, evocative, nuanced, and highly readable....Amy Chua deserves our gratitude." The Washington Post

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"Superb....Encourages us to confront the world as it is, and our actual place in it, with a humane and intellectually formidable imagination." The New York Observer

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"This hard-hitting book should be read by everyone who still imagines that free markets can solve all the world's ills. Chua's work is provocative, creative, and important." Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America

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"Chua eloquently fuses expert analysis with personal recollections." Publishers Weekly

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"A nuanced contribution to the debate over whether free markets spread democracy or merely advance the McDonaldsization of the globe." Kirkus Reviews

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"Clear and persuasive....Chua is a careful, precise writer." Salon

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"A brilliant, groundbreaking assault on the prevailing wisdom that the American political and economic model is a one-stop solution to the world's woes." Elle

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"The greatest tribute to any book is the conviction upon closing it that the senseless finally makes sense. That's the feeling left by Amy Chua's World on Fire." The Washington Post

Synopsis:

Chua examines the actual impact of globalization on every region of the world.

About the Author

Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School. She lectures frequently on the effects of globalization to government, business, and academic groups around the world. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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TANKISO, September 12, 2009 (view all comments by TANKISO)
As a student of political science i think this is the book, i must have and read it has got a big sense especially for forces of globilization and free market doctrine. I like it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385721868
Author:
Chua, Amy
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Ethnic conflict
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 371
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x .7 in .5769 lb

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History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries

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Product details 368 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385721868 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Provocative, evocative, nuanced, and highly readable....Amy Chua deserves our gratitude."
"Review" by , "Superb....Encourages us to confront the world as it is, and our actual place in it, with a humane and intellectually formidable imagination."
"Review" by , "This hard-hitting book should be read by everyone who still imagines that free markets can solve all the world's ills. Chua's work is provocative, creative, and important."
"Review" by , "Chua eloquently fuses expert analysis with personal recollections."
"Review" by , "A nuanced contribution to the debate over whether free markets spread democracy or merely advance the McDonaldsization of the globe."
"Review" by , "Clear and persuasive....Chua is a careful, precise writer."
"Review" by , "A brilliant, groundbreaking assault on the prevailing wisdom that the American political and economic model is a one-stop solution to the world's woes."
"Review" by , "The greatest tribute to any book is the conviction upon closing it that the senseless finally makes sense. That's the feeling left by Amy Chua's World on Fire."
"Synopsis" by , Chua examines the actual impact of globalization on every region of the world.
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