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The China Model: a Civilizational-State Perspective

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest continuous civilization and a huge modern state which is a product of hundreds of states amalgamated into one over the past thousands of years of history. The state is characterized …

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Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese

Russia from the Fur Trade to Carbon Aristocracy

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Global Giants, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Alexander Etkind Russia’s geographical space was largely shaped by the fur trade. Oil and gas have been found in those very spaces that the medieval Russians colonized for their export of commodities. Russia’s problems are plentiful, and I believe that

Reshaping Tomorrow: What will India look like in 2025?

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, India, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Ejaz Ghani What will India and the rest of South Asia look like in 2025? The optimistic view is that India will achieve double-digit growth rates. The pessimistic view is that growth will be derailed by structural and transformational challenges. Which of

ExecuJet Aviation Group meeting the development demands in Africa

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By ExecuJet Aviation Group Operating in an environment in which Africa is still recovering from the global recession, ExecuJet have a crucial role to play in ensuring business is picking up as efficiently as possible. You might also like: Development Should

African Lions in the Making

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment Destinations, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Nicolas Depetris Chauvin Growth without structural transformation has proved to be unsustainable. Africa needs to diversify their economies if they want to become authentic economic lions. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and drive of BRIC women can provide a critical competitive edge. You might also like: Decrypting The

Neoliberal Globalization, Masculinity and Gender Justice

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Raewyn Connell A relatively new field of social research has documented the diversity of masculinities in the world. Globalization is not a separate issue from this; it grows out of a history of imperialism in which gender hierarchies were embedded.

Transforming Government – Nine Critical Steps

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Andrew Kakabadse The transformation of government can no longer rely on past century models of public administration. Effectively integrating structural alignment with the sensitivities required for engagement is the key. You might also like: Decrypting

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (3)

By Jeremy Rifkin Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire