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Power Shift? The Rise of the Rest and the Decline of the West: facts, myths and economists

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Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

Recorded on 19 November 2013 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

It has become the truism of our age that power is fast ebbing away from a declining West to the East and the "rest". Some indeed predict that the 21st Century will either be Asian or dominated by the so-called BRICs. But how far has this process really gone?

Michael Cox is founding co-director of LSE IDEAS and professor of International Relations at LSE.

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