conditions to attract and retain the super-rich

Coddling capital: Second-generation conditions to attract and retain the super-rich

Executive summaryThe ‘club’ of the super-rich is increasing worldwide and has the power to change city skylines, prompt legal framework adjustments, and shape the...
illegal migration

The links between illegal migration and organised crime

Illegal migrants are often blamed for increasing crime rates in host countries. Blame is frequently assigned without evidence and without any efforts to understand...
Living together

Living together in peace: Developing exemplary Euro-African relationships

In order to alleviate clashes between civilisations and cultures as well as conflicts between tribes and communities, a campaign calling for living together in...
dollar and the world

The dollar and the world-economy: Longue durée thinking

This paper considers the role played by money in the construction of global hegemony. It utilises a theoretical framework grounded in a stylised reading...
Islamic State

The Islamic Caliphate: Undrawn conclusions

The primary and exclusive achievement of Islamist extremism was the emergence of the Islamic State at the beginning of the 21st century, which adopted...
South America

Immigration and wealth in 19th century South America

It was only with independence from Spain – and Portugal in the case of Brazil – that South American countries were able to open...
western liberalism

Western liberalism and Russian left conservatism in search of international hegemony

The world is entering a new historical phase in which the economic, political, and cultural hegemony of the world shaped by Western liberalism is...
hybrid war

Hegemony, power, and hybrid war

One of the salient features of the contemporary global landscape is that key state actors are seeking novel ways through which to maintain, achieve,...
Will there be order in the world?

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’,...

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