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The Ascent of Globalisation
Author: Harry Blutstein

ISBN: 9780719099717
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 16 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.0
The ascent of globalisation captures the sweeping drama of postwar globalisation through the stories of nineteen key architects.
Through intimate portraits of its architects, the book brings a deep understanding of what inspired and drove the pioneers of globalisationthe beliefs they imbibed in their youth, the experiences that shaped their ideas. Engaging anecdotes and telling personal details enliven each of the stories, many of which have never been told before.

The ascent of globalisation brings to light the behind-the-scenes drama that accompanied the creation of institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, UN and World Trade Organization and the informal structures and treaties that have created new and powerful connections.

This account shows that the ascent of globalisation was by no means inevitable, but owes its achievements to the force of will of its architects. The ascent of globalisation takes readers behind the scenes, where liberals and neoliberals fought running battles in the war of ideas and where surreptitious deals done to satisfy the interests of transnational corporations. Rather than built aroun...

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