Macroeconomics in the developing world: Major observations

Macroeconomics in the developing world: Major observations

Research on macroeconomic policies in countries of the Global South developed from a workshop on 15 November 2018 organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations...
The 2019 European elections: Europe at a crossroads

The 2019 European elections: Europe at a crossroads

An old friend once described the recurring dilemma of the European Union with the phrase, “the EU represents the nationalisation of success and the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fragments of an ecology of care: Basic income beyond the nation-state

Fragments of an ecology of care: Basic income beyond the nation-state

The present paper proposes the creation of a basic income system that is constituted outside of and beyond the realm of the nation-state, as...

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