Updated: 21 March 2015



Below is a selection of books for comparing China, Europe and the United States of America. Special attention was given to include a wide variety of ideological and academic backgrounds and positions.

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Hayton - South China Sea Haddick - Fire on the Water Osnos - Age of Ambition Pillsbury - The Hundred-Year Marathon

Bill Hayton (2014)
The South China Sea. The Struggle for power in Asia.
Yale University Press

Robert Haddick (2014)
Fire on the Water. China, America, and the future of the Pacific. Naval Institute Press

Evan Osnos (2014)
Age of Ambition. Casting fortune, truth, and feith in the New China. Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Michael Pillsbury (2015)
The Hundred-Year Marathon. China's secret strategy to replace America as the global superpower. Henry Holt and Co.

Economy - The River Runs Black Gallagher - Clean Energy Shapiro - Mao's War against Nature Day - China's Environment

Elizabeth C. Economy (2010)
The River Runs Black. The environmental challenge to China's future. Council on Foreign Relations Book
Cornell University Press

Kelly Sims Gallagher (2014)
The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology.
The MIT Press

Judith Shapiro (2001)
Mao's War against Nature. Politics and the environment in revolutionary China. Cambridge University Press

Kristen A. Day (2005)
China's Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development. Routledge

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Simms - Europe McCormick - Europe Matters Friedman - Flash Points Soros - Tragedy of the European Union

Brendan Simms (2013)
Europe. The struggle for supremacy from 1453 to the present. Basic Books

John McCormick (2013)
Why Europe Matters. The case for the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan

George Friedman (2015)
Flashpoints. The emerging crisis in Europe. Doubleday

George Soros (2014)
The Tragedy of the European Union. Disintegration or revival? PublicAffeirs

Leiken - Europe's Angry Muslims Bawer - While Europe Slept Saunders - Myth of the Muslim Tide Jikeli - European Muslim Antisemitism

Robert Leiken (2011)
Europe's Angry Muslims. The revolt of the second generation.
Oxford University Press

Bruce Bawer (2007)
While Europe Slept. How radical Islam is destroying the West from within. Anchor

Doug Saunders (2012)
The Myth of the Muslim Tide. Do immigrants threaten the West? Vintage

GŁnther Jikeli (2015)
European Muslim Antisemitism. Why young urban males say they don't like Jews. Indiana University Press

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United States of America

D'Souza - America Barlett - Amercia Reich - Beyond Outrage Haass - Foreign Policy

Dinesh D'Souza (2014)
America. Imagine a world without her.
Regnery Publishing

Donald L. Barlett / James B. Steele (1992)
America. What went wrong?
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Robert B. Reich (2012)
Beyond Outrage. What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it. Vintage

Richard N. Haass (2014)
Foreign Policy Begins at Home. The case for putting America's house in order. Basic Books

Gold - The Boom Schlosser - Command and Control Isaacson - Innovators Speth - The Bridge

Russel Gold (2014)
The Boom. How fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world. Simon & Schuster

Eric Schlosser (2014)
Command and Control. Nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety.

Wlater Isaacson (2014)
The Innovators. Wow a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution. Simon & Schuster

James Gustave Speth (2009)
The Bridge at the Edge of the World. Capitalism, the environment, and crossing from crisis to sustainability. Yale University Press

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Kalam - The Scientific Indian Khosla - Indian Constitution Sengupta - Recasting India Solotaroff - Violence against Women and Girls

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam / Y.S. Rajan (2011)
The Scientific Indian. The Twenty-First Century Guide to the World Around Us. Penguin Books

Madhav Khosla (2012)
The Indian Constitution. Oxford India Short Introductions. Oxford University Press

Hindol Sengupta (2014)
Recasting India. How entrepreneurship is revolutionizing the world's largest democracy. Palgrave Macmillan

Jennifer L. Solotaroff / Rohini Prabha Pande (2014)
Violence against Women and Girls. Lessons from South Asia. South Asia Development Forum. World Bank Publications

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Global perspectives: Economy

Popper - Open Society Soros - Open Society Hayek - Road to Serfdom Friedman - Capitalism and Freedom

Karl Popper (2002)
The Open Society and its Enemies. Hegel and Marx. First published in 1945.
Routledge Classics

One of the most influential books of the 20th century.

George Soros (2000)
Open Society. Reforming global capitalism. PublicAffairs

F. A. Hayek (2007)
The Road to Serfdom. Text and Documents. Collected Works, Vol. 2. First published in 1944. University of Chicago Press

One of the most influential books of the 20th century.

Milton Friedman (2002)
Capitalism and Freedom. 40th Anniversary Edition. First published in 1962.

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Global perspectives: General

Friedman - The Next 100 Years Kaplan - Revenge of Geography Huntington - Clash of Civilizations Greenwald - No Place to Hide

Georg Friedman (2010)
The Next 100 Years. A forecast for the 21st century. Anchor

Robert D. Kaplan (2013)
The Revenge of Geography. What the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate. Random House

Samuel P. Huntington (2011)
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Simon & Schuster

Glenn Greenwald (2014)
No Place to Hide. Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state. Metropolitan Books

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