The World Turned Upside Down: The Complex Partnership Between China And Latin America, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814452572
  • ISBN-13: 9789814452571
  • DDC: 337.5108
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 268 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Acting as a Sorcerers Apprentice, the West incorporated 1.3 billion Chinese and 1.2 billion Indians into the worlds labour equation within a context of lower production costs. This resulted in erosion of its competitive capacity and social stability, while greatly benefiting developing economies, many of which were able to emerge with unprecedented speed. With China as the main engine, the developing economies have become increasingly integrated, sustaining in the process a fundamental part of the global trade growth. While this phenomenon took shape, excesses within Western economies generated a seismic crisis that dramatically accelerated a slow decline. As the ascendant and descendant curves of developing and developed economies are crossing each other, a decoupling tendency between both has become evident. The economic partnership between China and Latin America epitomizes well the growing integration between emerging economies. Even if mostly benefiting from it, Latin America is under the double sign of threat and opportunity due to this complex relation. For Latin America to succeed, it will need to reinvent itself.The analyses and information contained in this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and policy-makers alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword by Geoffrey Hawthorn.
Foreword by Xulio Ríos.
Foreword by L. Enrique García.
1: Emerging China.
2: A Declining West.
3: A Dragon in Latin Lands.
4: Is There a Future for Latin America?.
About the Author.