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Global Game Change

Global Game Change
How the Global Southern Belt will Reshape Our World

First Edition
Critical Acclaim

December 2015 | 268 pages | SAGE Response

The global authority of the West is no longer unchallenged; the Western worldview is no longer accepted as universal. It is increasingly being questioned by emerging economies around the globe that are developing their own standards. If we look at the geographical positions of the emerging economies, it appears that they collectively form a belt around the southern part of the globe: “The Global Southern Belt.”

The Westerncentric world is fading into a multicentered world in which many countries and even more important, “a world of cities” will set the tone in global matters. The game changers will be the countries and cities of the Global Southern Belt, which will reshape our world in the decades to come.

Like John Naisbitt’s international bestselling book Megatrends in 1982, Global Game Change offers an indispensable roadmap of the transforming global landscape. It replaces the uncertainty of rapid change with a description of the future. 


A Thought about India
The Global Southern Belt: From Emerging Economies to Global Players
Africa–Asia–Latin America: New Economic Alliances and International Organization Alternatives
China: The Game Changer
Governance: Performing under Changing Conditions
Cities: The Global Game Makers

“[Naisbitt’s work] is triumphantly useful.” 

The Wall Street Journal

“Naisbitt’s bestseller Megatrends was published with astonishingly precise predictions. He did not go wrong with a single one.” 

Financial Times

“Though ... most famous for his predictive talents, Naisbitt reveals himself to be a good storyteller as well.” 


“This book proficiently expands on the transformation of emergency economies around the world…. This is a very insightful book, with thought provoking evidences. It is an excellent source to know what is going on in the ‘Southern Belt’ of the world. [The author] have meticulously redefined the macro picture.”

Business Today, December 4, 2016

John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt, Chairman of Naisbitt China Institute, has been in the limelight of the publishing world since 1982, when his book Megatrends was published. As a New York Times number one bestseller for almost two years, it was one of the publishing’s greatest success stories, selling more than 14 million copies in 57 countries. The Wall Street Journal called his work “triumphantly useful … taking bearings in all directions and giving us the courage to do the same.” ... More About Author

Doris Naisbitt

Doris Naisbitt, an observer of global social, economic, and political trends, is the Director of the Naisbitt China Institute. She is also the President of the John Naisbitt University, Belgrade, the largest private university in Europe. She is a co-author of the bestseller Megatrends China: Eight Pillars of a New Society, The China Model, and Innovation in China: The Chengdu Triangle and the author of Mai-Lin My China. She holds professorships at Nankai, Yunnan, and Yunnan Normal Universities in China and Skolkovo Open University in Russia. ... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351506409