Why The West Rules - For Now: The Patterns of History and what they reveal about the Future
by Ian Morris
Why Nations Fail
by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative Society
by Development Research Center of the State Council
The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World
by Ruchir Sharma
Uprising: Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy?
by George Magnus
What determines whether a country goes backwards or forwards? Why have so few developing countries joined the ranks of rich nations? George Magnus, former chief economist of UBS, chooses books to help us reflect on what it is that societies need in order to be successful.