19.04.2020 Sergey Glebov, Smith College, Mass., US; Alexander Vileykis, Center for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tyumen, Russia
Since the rise of liberal economic theory, trade was widely viewed as a universalizing experience. Not only did classical liberals consider commerce a tool of civilization but they also widely assumed that economic exchanges would serve as great equalizers and would benefit every side involved in economic exchange.
At the same time, various imperial formations which emerged in Eurasia thrived on the production and management of ethnic, cultural, social, and confessional differences. [weiterlesen...]