The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World

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Taking a worldwide perspective, including that of Britain (where the process began under Margaret Thatcher), Europe, the former USSR, China, Latin America and the USA, this is a study of the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace. This is the process known as privatization - a term which inadequately expresses the phenomenon's far-reaching changes. The authors set out to show how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy and to explain why it is happening, how it can go wrong, and what it will mean for the global economy at the dawn of the 21st century.

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The "commanding heights," according to Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and international business advisor Joseph Stanislaw, are those dominant enterprises and industries that form the high economic ground in nations around the globe. In their analysis of the new world economy, The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World, they examine "the individuals, the ideas, the conflicts, and the turning points" that are responsible. And by considering events such as the ongoing Asian monetary crisis, they suggest what the ultimate interconnection of financial markets might mean in the future.

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A writer of international renown, Daniel Yergin is the author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, the global bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Eccles Prize that was made into an eight-part PBS series. He is also the author of Shattered Peace, the classic account of the Cold War, and coauthor of the bestseller Energy Future and Russia 2010. Yergin is president of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the foremost analytic firm in the energy industries, and vice-chairman of Global Decisions Group, which provides economic analysis on major global markets. He received a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C.

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