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populsim

Populism and epochal change: Surface phenomena versus deep structures

With reference to the growing success of right-wing populist movements and parties before and after the recent elections to the European Parliament, I approach...
Peter Eigen: Civic engagement and African development

Peter Eigen: Civic engagement and African development

Peter Eigen is a widely acclaimed expert on international civil society initiatives. Having founded Transparency International, a non-governmental organisation promoting transparency and accountability in...
India in the ‘Asian century’: Thinking like a hegemon?

India in the ‘Asian century’: Thinking like a hegemon?

The rise of two Asian powerhouses in world politics has prompted the 21st century to be dubbed the ‘Asian Century'. This piece explores the...
A conference

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...
If the Chinese buying spree is over, why does the US housing affordability crisis persist?

If the Chinese buying spree is over, why does the US housing affordability crisis persist?

For US housing, the great Chinese buying spree is over, or so it seems, for now.After years of headlines heralding a surge of foreign...
Vladimir Yakunin, DOC Insight on the Belt and Road Forum

The Belt and Road Initiative as a new model for global inclusive development and solidarity

On 25-27 April 2019, Beijing hosted the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in an undoubtable demonstration of cooperative multilateral power on...
Unconditional basic income and cryptocurrencies

Unconditional basic income and cryptocurrencies

As Basic Income activists, we all know why we support Unconditional/Universal Basic Income (UBI). I do it not only because I hope for a...
UBI

Do we need a UBI right now or a reassessment?

In this article I will offer some ideas regarding the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI). As it appears in Western (welfare-state) societies,...
basic income

Universal Basic Income: The way to prosperity or idleness?

During a half-day workshop Saratha Davala from the Basic Income Network (India), Karenina Schröder from Circle Blockchain e.V. (Berlin), Ralf Krämer from United Services...
rich

The rise of the visible rich in India

It is not unusual to see rich celebrities such as film stars, flashy businessmen (and yes, they are typically male), bankers, famous social activists,...

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