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Measuring the progress of societies: Alternatives to GDP 

During the 1990s under the Washington Consensus, ways of measuring different dimensions of society began to be reviewed: poverty (with multiple methodologies), inequality (with the Gini Index), happiness, access...

Rethinking public ownership of capital: A new progressive view

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For a long time, the post-war era in the Western world seemed to confirm the optimistic view of reformers that inclusive institutions could be deployed along with markets and...

Big data in China: From myth to political economy

Topics: Digitalization
Big data: A contested mythical narrative in a developing country Similar to in other parts of the world, big data entered China as a technical myth promising a brighter future...

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Hegemony: A conceptual and theoretical analysis

This paper provides a conceptual and theoretical analysis of the concept of hegemony in the...

(Re) constructing hegemonies

The DOC’s new project, ‘(Re) constructing hegemonies’, is conceptualised around four interlocking processes which –...

Democratic capitalism and its discontents

Fifteen world-renowned scholars gathered at Berlin’s Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) to discuss problems...

BRICS: An alternative platform for multilateralism?

Since 1 January 2018, South Africa has held the BRICS presidency, during which over 15...

US strategy and the business environment in Iran

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in Oct 2015 between Iran and...

Research projects on New Economic Models

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...

Why do some countries have more billionaires than others?

 This paper will also appear as an Investment Migration Council (IMC) Working Paper The Forbes magazine...

Measuring the progress of societies: Alternatives to GDP 

During the 1990s under the Washington Consensus, ways of measuring different dimensions of society began...

Rethinking public ownership of capital: A new progressive view

For a long time, the post-war era in the Western world seemed to confirm the...

China’s media in Africa: Expansion, perception, and reception

Chinese media has increased its footprint in Africa in recent years, which is widely seen...

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