South Africa

Citizens, states, corporations, and nature: EU-South Africa conflicts flare

In sharp contrast to both xenophobic political and neoliberal economic trends that have emerged across both Europe and South Africa, the continent’s greatest economist,...
dollar

The dollar and the world-economy: Longue durée thinking

This paper considers the role played by money in the construction of global hegemony. It utilises a theoretical framework grounded in a stylised reading...

Institutional aspects of post-industrial civilisational development and formation of the new world order

A state or polity has been, and continues to be, the minimal institutional locality of a civilisation. In the early stages of humanity’s development,...
new world order

(Re)inventing hegemonies

This short paper proposes a sketch of a fivefold argument that forms the background and structure of the new DOC project ‘(Re) inventing hegemonies’,...
EU–Africa relations in technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective

EU–Africa relations in technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective

This paper examines the relationship between the EU and Africa in terms of technological innovation, focusing on the period from 2000 to 2017. A...

Will there be order in the world?

It is hard to say how the world order will be reshaped and whether it will result in any order at all. There have...
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)....
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,...
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...
hegemony

Hegemony and contestation

To understand how power relations and hegemonies in today’s world are changing, we need to understand the differences between both concepts. Power is inherently...

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