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Daniel A. Bell

Daniel A. Bell

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Daniel A. Bell is a professor of political theory at Tsinghua University (Beijing). He is the co-editor, with Chenyang Li, of The East Asian Challenge for Democracy: Political Meritocracy in Comparative Perspective.

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  1. Compassionate Meritocracy
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    Compassionate Meritocracy

    Oct 9, 2013 Daniel A. Bell & Chenyang Li on the rise of political meritocracy in Asia.

  2. Self and the City
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    Self and the City

    Feb 17, 2012 Daniel A. Bell & Avner de-Shalit

  3. Thai Lessons for China
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    Thai Lessons for China

    May 25, 2010 Daniel A. Bell

  4. What’s Left of Confucianism?

    What’s Left of Confucianism?

    Jul 7, 2008 Daniel A. Bell

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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.

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