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The New Silk Road, Old Concepts of Globalization, and New Questions

Adam Nobis
Published Online: 2017-11-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0019


New Silk Roads and their economic, political and cultural aspects are new components of our modernity. As such, they raise questions and call for new studies. They are best addressed within interdisciplinary approaches exploring a wide range of subjects across a variety of geographical and historical settings. The cultural facets of the new developments (meanings, values, norms and their multiculturalism) cannot be examined out of their economic and political contexts. To make sense of the New Silk Road(s) phenomenon, connections among different geographical locations must be studied alongside the links between the past and the present. For this reason, I consider my manuscript to be suitable for publication in Open Cultural Studies. New Silk Roads can also be seen as a species of globalisation, and I hope that my contribution will propel academic discussions in the field of global studies, seeking to provide answers to such queries as: Are we witnessing the rise of a new globalisation and a new global order? How can they be related to the present and past ones? Do we need new global theories to grasp them or are the existing frameworks still adequate?

Keywords: New Silk Road; multipolarity; values


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About the article

Received: 2017-02-21

Accepted: 2017-10-12

Published Online: 2017-11-14

Published in Print: 2017-11-27

Citation Information: Open Cultural Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 203–213, ISSN (Online) 2451-3474, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0019.

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