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World on fire : how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability, Amy Chua

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World on fire : how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability
Title
World on fire
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how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability
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Amy Chua
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Language
eng
Summary
Examining the actual impact of economic globalization in every region of the world, from Africa and Asia to Russia and Latin America, Chua exposes an unexpected reality. In every one of these regions, free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of a resented ethnic minority. Adding democracy to this volatile mix unleashes suppressed ethnic hatreds and brings to power ethno nationalist governments that pursue aggressive policies of confiscation and revenge. Chua also shows how individual countries may be viewed as market-dominant minorities at the regional or global level, a fact that may help to explain the Arab-Israeli conflict and the rising tide of anti-American sentiment around the world. America today has become the world's leading market-dominant minority, enjoying wealth and economic power wildly disproportionate to our numbers. This, perhaps more than anything else, accounts for the visceral hatred of Americans that we have seen expressed in recent acts of terrorism. Chua warns that, far from making the world a better and safer place, democracy and capitalism - at least in the raw, unrestrained form in which they are currently being exported - are intensifying ethnic resentment and global violence, with potentially catastrophic results
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Chua, Amy
Dewey number
303.6
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1359
LC item number
.C524 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • International economic relations
  • Globalization
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Conflits ethniques
  • Democratie
  • Etnische conflicten
  • Internationalisatie
  • Markteconomie
  • Mondialisation
  • Relations économiques internationales
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Globalization
  • International economic relations
  • Internationalisatie
  • Markteconomie
  • Democratie
  • Etnische conflicten
  • Demokratie
  • Globalisierung
  • Instabilität
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Globalisierung
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Demokratie
  • Instabilität
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World on fire : how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability, Amy Chua
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: Globalization and ethnic hatred -- Part 1: The economic impact of globalization. Rubies and rice paddies : Chinese minority dominance in Southeast Asia ; Llama fetuses, latifundia, and la blue chip numero uno : "white" wealth in Latin America ; The seventh oligarch : the Jewish billionaires of post-communist Russia ; The "Ibo of Cameroon" : market-dominant minorities in Africa -- Part 2: The political consequences of globalization. Backlash against markets : ethnically targeted seizures and nationalizations ; Backlash against democracy : crony capitalism and minority rule ; Backlash against market-dominant minorities : expulsions and genocide ; Mixing blood : assimilation, globalization, and the case of Thailand -- Part 3: Ethnonationalism and the West. The underside of Western free market democracy : from Jim Crow to the Holocaust ; The Middle Eastern cauldron : Israeli Jews as a regional market-dominant minority ; Why they hate us : America as a global market-dominant minority ; The future of free market democracy
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ocm53994907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
ix, 346 pages
Isbn
9780385721868
Lccn
2004268661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53994907
  • (OCoLC)53994907
Label
World on fire : how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability, Amy Chua
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Globalization and ethnic hatred -- Part 1: The economic impact of globalization. Rubies and rice paddies : Chinese minority dominance in Southeast Asia ; Llama fetuses, latifundia, and la blue chip numero uno : "white" wealth in Latin America ; The seventh oligarch : the Jewish billionaires of post-communist Russia ; The "Ibo of Cameroon" : market-dominant minorities in Africa -- Part 2: The political consequences of globalization. Backlash against markets : ethnically targeted seizures and nationalizations ; Backlash against democracy : crony capitalism and minority rule ; Backlash against market-dominant minorities : expulsions and genocide ; Mixing blood : assimilation, globalization, and the case of Thailand -- Part 3: Ethnonationalism and the West. The underside of Western free market democracy : from Jim Crow to the Holocaust ; The Middle Eastern cauldron : Israeli Jews as a regional market-dominant minority ; Why they hate us : America as a global market-dominant minority ; The future of free market democracy
Control code
ocm53994907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
ix, 346 pages
Isbn
9780385721868
Lccn
2004268661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53994907
  • (OCoLC)53994907

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