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The never-ending dead-end in Syria

This article was written prior to President Trump’s announcement that the US will withdrawal its troops from Syria. The Syrian crisis, which has been going...
platform cooperatives

Nathan Schneider: Platform cooperatives in the digital age

Cooperatives have existed for a long time. People build cooperatives in order to pool their knowledge and resources to achieve certain goals; goals which...
infrastructure development

A bridge to riches: When infrastructure makes nations prosper

There can be little doubt that despite the far-reaching influence of globalisation, modern nation-states retain key actors when it comes to infrastructure development. National...

Without responsible leadership, there is no change

Held under the theme ‘Making multilateralism work: Enhancing dialogue on peace, security, and development’ on the island of Rhodes, Greece, on 5-6 October 2018,...
postcolonial state

Hegemony and resistance in postcolonial India

Introduction What are the current discourses and practices of hegemony and counter hegemony in world politics? Scholars from four continents gathered at the Dialogue of...
Rhodes Forum

The Rhodes Forum – shaping policy through dialogue

Every year, in early autumn, people from diverse walks of life descend on the Greek island of Rhodes. This year's event, held 5-6 October, is...
social media

Social media and hegemonic disruption

What is it that crucially distinguishes the present – the second decade of the 21st century – from the past, the closing decades of...
world politics

Hegemony and its practices in world politics

How can hegemony be established and sustained in world politics today? This intriguing question occupied a searching conversation among scholars from four continents at...

Beyond GDP: Alternative measures of economic and social progress

Dr Vladimir Yakunin opened the roundtable by explaining that in 2009 the World Public Forum was among the first to point out that the...

On the power of improvisation

Hegemony is a form of domination, whether by consent or by force and whether by legitimate or illegitimate forms of power; it is a...