Author profile: Jack A. Goldstone

Jack A. Goldstone is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Senior Fellow with the Mercatus Institution at George Mason University. His latest books are Why Europe? The Rise of the West in World History (McGraw-Hill) and Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford). He blogs on the global economy, revolutions, and US Politics at

Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats

Jack A. Goldstone • Nov 11 2012 • Articles
The BRICS, expected to be the motors of global recovery, are sputtering. The simplest explanation for this lies in the same factor that promoted their rapid growth: globalization.

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