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The Quest for Change: From Domination to Dialogue

This paper explores the distinction between domination and dialogue. It analyses dialogical philosophy, mainly in the works of Mikhail Bakhtin and some other contemporary...
No worries at Moritzplatz U-Bahn station in Berlin, September 2017. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Inequality under globalisation: A reprise

It is reasonable to begin a review of modern texts on inequality with Rousseau, who distinguished between ‘natural’ inequalities of strength and talent, necessarily...
Parthenon and Herodium construction, Acropolis Hill, Athens. (Credit: Romas_ph/Bigstock)

How the Economics of Civilisation can Save the Global Economy

Our world is at a dangerous crossroads. The post-World War Two settlement is dissolving. Governments are having to learn how to adjust to a...
The demographic curse: Is there still a way out?

The demographic curse: Is there still a way out?

The aim of this research paper is to re-examine long-term demographic trends and the role of policy intervention. Some authors have considered a deterioration...
post-industrial transition

Post-industrial civilisational transition: Origins, peculiarities, and prospects

Our epoch is inseparably connected with revolutionary technological, social, and political changes that herald a transition to a new post-industrial civilisation. This civilisational transition is the third...
Personal identity in the postmodern era

Personal identity in the postmodern era

Social ‘norms’ are constantly shifting. Deviant behaviour and abnormalities will gradually be normalised, giving way to new forms of marginality. However, these negative tendencies...
DOC Research Institute Annual Report showcases 2018-2019 achievements

DOC Research Institute Annual Report showcases 2018-2019 achievements

The concept of ‘dialogue of civilisations’ was the backbone of the DOC’s 2018 activities and remains the core of the organisation’s research, events, policy...
political and economic changes may lead to mortality crises

A theory of why potentially favourable political and economic changes may lead to mortality crises

Potentially positive systemic economic and political changes may entail large transitional health costs. These have often been underestimated ex-ante and are often neglected ex-post...
Intercontinental relations between Africa and Europe

Africa-Europe: Intercontinental relations in a multipolar world and the way ahead

Intercontinental relations between Africa and Europe are based on the overall frameworks of the Cotonou Agreement (ACP Countries) and the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES),...

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