social media

Social media and hegemonic disruption

What is it that crucially distinguishes the present – the second decade of the 21st century – from the past, the closing decades of...
world politics

Hegemony and its practices in world politics

How can hegemony be established and sustained in world politics today? This intriguing question occupied a searching conversation among scholars from four continents at...

Beyond GDP: Alternative measures of economic and social progress

Dr Vladimir Yakunin opened the roundtable by explaining that in 2009 the World Public Forum was among the first to point out that the...

On the power of improvisation

Hegemony is a form of domination, whether by consent or by force and whether by legitimate or illegitimate forms of power; it is a...

Austria, Germany and their relations with Russia

Relations between Russia and the West remain at an all-time low, oscillating between stagnation and new waves of confrontation. Existing mechanisms of cooperation have...
material power

How do you manage a global world without strong universal ideas?

The world is now facing a set of new realities that have emerged for the first time in history. If material power is categorised...
US hegemony

(Re) constructing hegemonies

The DOC’s new project, ‘(Re) constructing hegemonies’, is conceptualised around four interlocking processes which – we assume – shape the new economic and political...
democratic capitalism

Democratic capitalism and its discontents

Fifteen world-renowned scholars gathered at Berlin’s Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) to discuss problems related to what the organiser of the conference had...

Failure of economics? Or the failure of (some) economists?

It is widely known that economists failed to predict the Great Recession of 2008-09. It is less widely known that economists can never predict...

Barbarians crossed the gate: Fighting terrorism as a modern crime

Terrorism, in its different forms, is a defining feature of modern life for people in cities, towns, and villages across the world. Fear of...


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