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Nation-building ancient Macedonian style: the origins and the effects of the so-called antiquization in Macedonia
The background of the contemporary Macedonian “antiquization” can be found in the nineteenth century and the myth of ancient descent among Orthodox Slavic speakers in Macedonia, adopted partially due
China's Engagement with the Sixteen Countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe Under the Belt and Road Initiative
This paper provides an overview of China's burgeoning relationship with Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China has rapidly expanded the
Global China and Symbolic Power: The Case of 16 + 1 Cooperation
Abstract This article analyzes the practice and effects of China’s new foreign policy by applying a research framework inspired by Bourdieu(s)ian international political sociology centered on the
A Framework for the Study of the One Belt One Road Initiative as a Medium of Principle Diffusion
  • Anastas Vangeli
  • Political Science
    Mapping China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative
  • 14 August 2018
Anastas Vangeli sees the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative as a facilitating process in which normative matrices and decisions in countries involved in the initiative are influenced by the thinking
The Normative Foundations of the Belt and Road Initiative
The purpose of the BRI not only to impact the global political economy; but also to change the way others relate to and think about the global political economy and their role in it, in dialogue with
Introduction:New perspectives on China – Central and Eastern Europe relations
China’s relations with Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have been progressively attracting attention in recent years. In the last decade, China sought to restore the “bridges” (Wasserstrom 2000) with
The Rules and Norms of Leadership Succession in China: From Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping and Beyond
Under Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese Communist Party started to institutionalize leadership succession in the 1980s. Peaceful and orderly succession of the top political offices, however, only started to
Diffusion of ideas in the era of the Belt and Road: Insights from China–CEE think tank cooperation
To address part of the puzzle on China’s ideational impact in the era of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the article studies social interaction of Chinese and CEE think tanks by employing the
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