Challenge

Chaos or reorder? The future of hegemony in a world-system in upheaval

The latest resurgence of interest in the concept of hegemony and empire–both in the popular and academic realm–has been mostly the result of a change in perception of power, specifically its sources, application, and distribution. Here we argue that …

The Phoenix-cycle: global leadership transition in a long-wave perspective

It has been argued that one of the reoccurring phenomenon of hegemonic transitions is the inability of the existing leader to establish a similar leadership position in a newly emerging and structurally different commercial and organizational …

Globalization and the Evolution of the Informational Network Economy: Past, Present, and Future Technological Change

The dissertation provides a unique, new holistic perspective on globalization as a long-term process. It puts current changes in a historical context in a systematic fashion, unpacking the global political, economic, social, and cultural implications …