The Economics of Post-Modernity: When Conventional Models Fail

How does the twofold crisis of inequality and identity violate the principles of democratic inclusion, justice and fairness? How can we restore core values and common-good principles in public economic discussions?

Proposals should consider:

  • new critiques of neoliberalism that highlight the cultural bases of neoliberal hegemony and power;
  • the economic models that have grown out of different civilisations and how civilisations can offer practical resources to combine a productive economy with clear ethical standards;
  • the development of novel economic strategies to make society more resilient by strengthening sovereignty, autonomy, and mutually beneficial cooperation based on shared interests and values.


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The need for an Integrated Approach to Social Reform

Maya Janik

Before his afternoon lecture on 26 January 2017 at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), Fred Harrison, Research Director of the London-based Land Research Trust, held an internal seminar – the first of an ongoing series – with the DOC research team on ‘The need for an Integrated Approach to Social Reform’, in which he shared his ideas on the concept of land rents and social reform. Harrison, who predicted the economic crises of 1992 and 2005, explained that his interest in this topic began while working as a newspaper journalist, when he attended an economics evening class given by a landlord.

Saint Louis, MO, USA - March 11, 2016: Donald Trump salutes supp

Trump’s Victory: The Elephants Woke Up

Vladimir Yakunin

Some people didn’t believe that Trump was going to win. Others were afraid of his victory. The American election system seemed to be created in such a way that no incident like this could ever happen.

Postglobalization: Six Scenarios

Postglobalization: Six Scenarios

Raffaele Marchetti

In the dreams of the most hardliner hyper globalists, the ultimate stage of mankind evolution coincides with a world system that is perfectly integrated in all of its dimensions: a system with a single global market, a single jurisprudence and a single world supreme court, and a single political-institutional system. Analytically, already in 1969 Deutsch held that “societal borders dissolve when there is no more critical reduction in the frequency of social transaction” (Deutsch, 1969, 99). This is the stage that hyper globalists would like to reach. Are we proceeding through this path? The answer is not univocal.