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Hubris and hope: Alternatives to the clash of world orders

The shape of politics is shifting. In France, the country that invented the left-right binary almost 250 years ago, the centre-left and the centre-right...
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Iraqi Kurdistan on the way to a referendum on independence

The Iraqi Kurdistan authorities are organising a referendum on independence on 25 September 2017. Maxim Mikheev explores the reasons that led to the announcement...
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Does Russia need an inflow of foreign capital?

With the exception of only two years – 2006-07, when oil prices were at their highest – capital has been flowing out from Russia...
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Maintaining public trust in the governance of migration

As governments around the world face increasingly complex migration challenges, the difference between success and failure can often hinge on the ability of policymakers...
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Constructing a new global communication order

In the dynamic and digitised 24/7 globalised multi-media age, the one-way vertical flow of media and communication products – from the West to the...
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Aspects of global media ethics: Protonorms and listening

The growing internationalisation of the field of media studies, the globalisation of the media and communication industries, as well as major geopolitical shifts that...
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Dreams for the world, ‘made in China’

When speaking of infrastructure projects, it is important to not only take into consideration their technical and economic dimensions, but to also pay attention...
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Humanizing humanity: For a post-secular humanism

“Humanizing humanity”—a strange expression.  It seems like a pleonasm, like saying the same thing twice.  It appears like a doubling or heaping up of...
Income inequalities in perspective

Income inequalities in perspective

Income and wealth inequalities in most countries – in the West, the former communist economies, and in the developing world – have been on...
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Cultural identity as a factor in global disorder: The need for education

It has been very wise and thoughtful to title the 13th World Public Forum on Rhodes in October 2015 as “The World beyond Global...

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