Values and Anti-values in Contemporary Economic Policymaking

This Expert Comment argues that economic morality arises from market failure, which requires social corrections and government interventions. Such corrections might challenge economic actors who enjoy...

Provision of Infrastructure: Self-financing as Sustainable Funding

This paper examines current issues with sustainable funding for grid-bounded infrastructure and proposes that in order to find a first-best solution to these problems,...

Sustainable Development or Sustainable Economies? Ideas Towards Living in Harmony and Plenitude

Is sustainable development really the best response to the challenges of globalisation? Walter D. Mignolo argues that the concept of 'sustainable economies', based on the idea of...

The Infrastructure of Civilisation: Public Goods, Private Rents, and the Existential Dilemma

Fred Harrison's Expert Comments tackles the issue of sustainable funding for infrastructure. Analyzing the history of the Roman Empire, he suggests that Europe is now facing...
Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Sergey Lavrov at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Germany. Hamburg, December 2016. (Credit: Golden Brown/Bigstock)

Restarting the dialogue for European peace?

Anyone who wishes to make a realistic judgment of the chances for a successful, European-led initiative to resolve worldwide geopolitical tensions must begin by...
Contemporary economics: A sinking ship? (Credit: digitalista/Bigstock)

Surreal economics and the language of mind control

How is the financial crisis of 2008 linked to the election results of 2016?  How can economic reform address this systemic malaise?  How can...
Jean-Claude Juncker, Xi Jinping, and Donald Tusk, at the 18th EU-China Summit in Beijing. July, 2016. (Credit: European External Action Service/Flickr)

Eurasia’s reconnection: Implications for Europe and Germany

Since the end of the Soviet Union, different initiatives have been proposed to revitalise the ancient Silk Road and to reactivate transcontinental trade. However, plans...
President Vladimir Putin during a press conference (Credit: vverve/Bigstock)

Russia: A world or a regional power?

When describing the present condition of the international state system, a broad consensus binds political camps in both the East and West and can...
Behind the Great Firewall. (Credit: Mike Licht/Flickr)

The new multipolarity of the digital future

For a long time, a drastic new chapter for civil society –  digitalisation – was indelibly linked to the United States. The socio-normative force...
Xi'an city wall, China. (Credit: chuyu/Bigstock)

Dreams for the world, ‚made in China‘

Establishing a deeper understanding of the One Belt, One Road initiative than is often employed by the international community, Maxim Mikhalev uses influential Chinese...


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