What is "new normal' in a post-crisis context? The contributors from the Institute of Global Economy and International Relations IIMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences try to find an answer to that question by rethinking the new reality in different dimensions: economic, social and political. They analyze the search for new models of economic growth and for new approaches to financial markets regulation, the peculiarities of innovation policies and the latest developments in the oil and gas sector, the new corporate map of the world where state-owned companies are struggling to regain a special place. The social sphere is changing in strong correlation with the economy: governments are searching for adequate response to the challenges of social imbalances and migration; governments' policies are reshaped under the pressure of the democratic views of the 21st century individuals. These problems are typical of all countries, but are of particular relevance in the case of the 'new periphery' countries - the post-communist states. New trends are emerging on the political arena as well, where new realities are forming within a system of international relations - the process which becomes evident when we take a look at the transatlantic relations and the bilateral relations of USA and China. The very paradigm of international security is undergoing major transformation in the post-crisis period. The contributors illustrate this trend by analyzing selected examples of conflict settlement in AfPak and the Middle East regions. The crisis had a significant impact on the European integration as well.
The study book will be of interest not only to professional economists, sociologists and experts in international relations but also to a wider audience interested in to the current trends in global development.
Global Technology Trends / A. Sokolova, N. Mikova, E. Gutaruk et al.; L. Gokhberg (ed.); National Research University Higher School of Economics. – Moscow: HSE, 2016. The publication was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of the subsidy granted to the HSE by the Government of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Global Competitiveness Programme.
Global Energy Challenges and the National Economy: Stress Scenarios for Russia / A. Bereznoy, I. Kuzminov, I. Loginova; National Research University Higher School of Economics. – Moscow: HSE, 2016.
The second volume of the two-part edition presents the results of the research on trends of political and economic change in several leading European countries (Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and in new members of the EU). National models are characterized, and the influence that globalization and European integration exert on national development are assessed. Special attention is paid to the transformation of political institutions, to public attitudes and identities, to problems encountered by the welfare state and to the mechanisms of coping with the economic recession that have emerged over the past few years.Key issues on the current public agenda–immigration and integration policies, educational reform and energy policies–are also considered.
Processes and trends in the world financial system aroused by the global financial crisis of the 2008 are under consideration.
The textbook gives an all-embracing exposition of the world economic history. The author proposes a new perioization of the history of the world economy on the basis of the methodology of the world-system analysis and the achievements of Russian economic and historical thought. Special attention is paid to the origin of various market institutions, the impact of economic crises on the development of the powers of capitalist world-system core, peripheral countries and Russia. The distinguishing features of Russia's economic development are disclosed in a context of the comparision of the economic evolution of the countries of the East and the West.
The next issue of the Yearbook "Year of the planet" includes articles, analytical reviews devoted to the problems of development of the world economy and modern international relations. The most important events and the main trends of global and regional development are studied, the processes in various sectors of the world economy, the issues of global and national security are analyzed.