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    DescriptionThe most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy in the twenty-first century.


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    Title
    The Commanding Heights
    Subtitle
    The Battle for the World Economy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Yergin, By (author) Joseph Stanislaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 614 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684835693
    ISBN 10: 068483569X
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    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    29 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Daniel Yergin is a writer of international renown and president of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a leading firm on political risk and economic analysis. He is consulted by ministers, politicians, CEOs and investors around the world. Joseph Stanislaw is a leading international economic advisor and commentator on markets and politics. He is MD of Cambridge Energy and Research Associates, head of Global Research and Director of its European office in Paris.
    Review quote
    Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter Harvard Business School, Author of "World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy""The Commanding Heights" persuasively and powerfully identifies today's and tomorrow's critical challenges for government policy and corporate action. Whether enthralled by the prospects of ever-expanding free markets or anxious about the social fallout of market excesses, readers will benefit from the book's compelling economic histories of key world regions showing how they are coping with change on the cusp of a new century.