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...
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’,...
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...
wealthy

Why does an impoverished India produce a globally mobile wealthy class?

This commentary focuses on late industrialisation as a point of entry to explain why India, notwithstanding its multiple institutional challenges with a large impoverished...
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...
Yandex Taxi

Self-exploitation or working time autonomy? Yandex Taxi drivers in Moscow

The ride-sharing business is at the forefront of today’s expanding digital economy. Because of the large numbers working in the sector, it is having...
Central Asia

Farewell to agriculture? Productivity trends and the competitiveness of agriculture in Central Asia

Agricultural productivity in the Central Asian republics of the USSR stopped growing from the late 1970s and declined in the 1990s when the transition...

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,...
Eurasia

The ‘war of position’ for hegemony in Eurasia

Liberal interregnumThe global revolt against liberalism bears the hallmarks of what Antonio Gramsci called ‘interregnum’. First of all, Brexit, Donald Trump, and the support...
Central Asian countries

Changes in the geographical structure of trade in Central Asia

In the 1980s, six former southern republics of the USSR (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), like other former Soviet republics, traded very...

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