The Rise of the Virtual State: Wealth and Power in the Coming Century


This book explains what Rosecrance (political science, UCLA) foresees international relations and commerce will look like in the coming century. He depicts a world of "head" states, that use their citizens' intellectual powers to create products and manage services, and "body" states, that manufacture goods. He suggests that the great powers of the next centuries will be virtual states, not necessarily wealthy in land or resources, but powerful in using managerial, financial, and creative skills to control assets elsewhere.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999


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