The T20 and the defensive

Twilight of hegemony: The T20 and the defensive re-imagining of global order

 “One ignorant of the plans of neighbouring states cannot prepare alliances in good time; if ignorant of the conditions of mountains, forests, dangerous defiles, swamps and...
real estate

Global forces, local consequences: The role of foreign investment and HNWI money in US real estate markets

In recent years, the United States has witnessed a surge of prices and foreign investment from ‘high net-worth individuals’ (HNWIs) in many local real...
Living together

Living together in peace: Developing exemplary Euro-African relationships

In order to alleviate clashes between civilisations and cultures as well as conflicts between tribes and communities, a campaign calling for living together in...
international

Beyond the impasse

The European security system and international relations as a whole are at a deep impasse.1 The clash of world orders has provoked a clash...
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...
dollar and the world

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...
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...
Farewell to agriculture productivity

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,...
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...
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’,...

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