western liberalism

Western liberalism and Russian left conservatism in search of international hegemony

The world is entering a new historical phase in which the economic, political, and cultural hegemony of the world shaped by Western liberalism is...
Global internet connectivity. (Credit: Max776/Bigstock)

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...
misperceptions

Political misperceptions and their causes: Suggestions for research

The extent of misperceptions of political events and developments is assumed to be largely determined by the rate of press freedom characterising each country...
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, June 2016. (Credit: Screenshot courtesy of China Daily News/Youtube)

Eurasian partnership: A new balance of power?

In June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring the goal of “a comprehensive partnership between...
cyber capitalism

Communicating ‘cyber capitalism with Chinese characteristics’

As with many characteristics of China, whether political or economic, the Chinese internet has distinctive features. China’s state-supported e-commerce mega-corporations – notably Alibaba and...
Habiba, a shepherd in rural Lebanon. (Credit: UN Women/Joe Saade/Flickr)

Will the next economic miracle happen in the Middle East?

In recent years, after the Arab Spring events of 2010 and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...

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,...
Cultural Diversity

Culture in the age of globalisation

(I) The dynamics of cultural identity in the global context For today’s citizen, “globalization” has come to mean an ever more complex system of interdependence...
philosophical anthropology

Scientific approaches in the age of anthropological crisis

The modern era has bestowed various titles on cultural, social, and philosophical research: ‘death of the subject’; ‘anthropological catastrophe’; and ‘the end of history’...
Palestine: The Middle East’s longest-running revolutionary struggle. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Revolution: A permanent feature of politics

We are accustomed to thinking of revolutions in terms of great historical episodes of violent transformation that arose in the past: the French Revolution...

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