North Korea: The Exclusive and Inclusive Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

By Alfio Cerami Rev. 05/12/2017 Introduction Broadly understood, East Asia comprises Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This is a highly problematic and diversified region in which different political, historical and cultural legacies contribute to the establishment of highly differentiated political economies …

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Petropolitics and War

By Alfio Cerami    REV: 06/09/2017 ‘actioni contrariam semper et aequalem esse reactionem: sive corporum duorum actiones in se mutuo semper esse aequales et in partes contrarias dirigi (Newton 1726, 14)’ (‘to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and …