The debate on American hegemony

The debate on American hegemony

Ian Clark is correct when he writes that “the present state of the ‘hegemony debate’ is, to say the least, confusing” (Clark, 2009, p.24)....
civil society China

Civil society in China: A snapshot of discourses, legislation, and social realities

China’s 2019 calendar of commemorative events, many of which are politically charged, is packed. In addition, the trade conflict with the United States has...
Italy's race after the MoU on the Silk Road

Italy’s race after the MoU on the Silk Road

China is getting closer and closer. In the Italian government, some welcome it whereas others fear it. After returning from the Belt and Road...
Trade unions and social movements: Opportunities and obstacles in alliance-building and cooperation

Trade unions and social movements: Opportunities and obstacles in alliance-building and cooperation

At a time when much of the Western world is concerned with the upsurge of populism, of right-wing xenophobic movements, and of these movements...
Multiple Vectors of Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s Case

Multiple vectors of Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s case

On 28 May 2019, the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute hosted the ‘Multiple vectors of Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s case’ roundtable....
Trends in a transition economy: Kazakhstan’s monetary policy after independence

Trends in a transition economy: Kazakhstan’s monetary policy after independence

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, former socialist countries entered a phase of economic reforms, coupled with intensive social transformations. During this period,...
Billionaires, millionaires, inequality, and happiness

Billionaires, millionaires, inequality, and happiness

The relationship between inequality and happiness is counterintuitive. This applies to both inequality in income and wealth distribution overall and also inequality at the...

Reinventing hegemonies: A conference

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), East China Normal University, and Carlton University had the honour of co-hosting a conference in Shanghai, China...
Germany

The end of the post-modern dream: Europe and Germany’s return to Realpolitik?

Germany still enjoys a relatively secure place amidst an apparently chaotic environment. This is in spite of the turmoil of shifting constellations of international...
The Eurasia Integration Index: A concept note

The Eurasia Integration Index: A concept note

Economic integration is a process that aims to reduce barriers that exist in economic, social, and cultural affairs between countries. Integration in its current...

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