This fascinating and ambitious book proposes a new strategy ("the Ramo Plan") to tackle the current global socioeconomic crisis. Issuing a direct challenge to the status quo, the author lays out a bold set of policies to overcome the West-East divide and lead us to a more successful and secure future. Alongside the presentation of a new economic approach, this book provides a thorough survey of the major forces behind the decline in economic growth rates. It examines the state of the major world economies, explores the impact of the global debt crisis, identifies the income and wealth gaps in the United States and other countries, and explains the relationship between these issues and the spread of alienation, radicalism and terrorism. Imaginative and refreshing, this is valuable and original reading for students and academics interested in international political economy, economic development, sustainable development, and social economics, as well as global policy, area studies, globalization studies, and international relations.
Mohamed Rabie is an author and a professor of international political economy. He has studied, lived and taught in four continents, lecturing at more than 100 universities and research institutes worldwide. He has so far published 43 books, more than 60 papers, and over 1,000 newspaper articles. In addition, he has participated in over 120 conferences throughout the world. Professor Rabie's interests, writings and activities reflect a strong commitment to peace, freedom, justice, and human development, as well as to dialogue among different peoples and cultures.
1. Evolution of Civilizations2. Global Change3. The Global Debt Crisis4. A View of the Global Scene5. The US Political and Economic Scene6. Capitalism and Democracy7. Market Capitalism and Materialism8. Inequality, Debt and Economic Growth9. Globalization and the Debt Crisis10. The American Debt Burden11. The Spanish Austerity Plan12. The Greek Debt Saga13. A Peek at the Future14. The Nature of the Transition15. Concluding Remarks