Better nutrition can have a lot to do with the transition to democracy: the more protein-rich, high-quality foods appear in a society's diet, the higher the likelihood of democratic reforms. Apparently, a richer diet is associated with an increase in the middle class, which tends towards economic and political independence and democracy-fostering values. Andrey Shcherbak has found, based on a cross-country comparative study using data on 157 countries, that a change in people's eating habits can serve as a predictor of impending political change. His findings are published in the paper 'A Recipe for the Democracy? The Spread of the European Diet and Political Change'.
Workshop 'Recent Developments in Higgs Theory'
Dr. Glenn Diesen workshop 'Geoeconomics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Restructuring of Global Value-Chains'
Internatonal workshop 'From Values to Behaviour: Interdisciplinary Studies of Regional Differences in Russia'
Mikhail Matovnikov to speak on 'Current Trends in the Banking System'
Submission deadline - September 15, 2018