Contributors to the Issue

Contributors to the Issue
Journal: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 2, Number 2 / November 2011

Justislav BOGEVOLNOV is a specialist in the field of interphase boundaries and phase transitions. He received PhD degree at Department of Physics at Moscow State University in 2011. He is a lecturer at Moscow State University and participant of the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. His interests in social and economic dynamics are Kondratieff waves and technological cycles. E-mail:

Valentina Bondarenko is the Leading Researcher of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Economics, Director of the N. D. Kondratieff International Foundation, the author of the new methodology for cognition of regularities in the human community development. Her most widely known publications include: ‘Contours of the New Methodology for Cognition of Regularities in the Human Community Development’ (2002, in Russian); ‘Warfare and International Security: Future Perspective’ (2006); Forecasting the Future: A New Paradigm (2008, in Russian); ‘New Methodological Approach to Forming Russia Development Strategy’ (2008, in Russian); ‘Innovations, Information Society and Long-Term Development Strategy of Russia’ (2009, in Russian); ‘Contours of the Economy of the Future and the Present: Two Paradigms of Development’ (2011, in Russian); ‘Outlines of the Future or, Are There Any Chances for A Transition to Sustainable and Crisis-Free Development?’ (2011, in Russian). E-mail:

Leonid E. grinin is Research Professor and Director of the Volgograd Center for Social Research, as well as Deputy Director of the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting and a Senior Research Professor at the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Age of Globalization (in Russian), as well as a co-editor of the international journals Social Evolution & History and the Journal of Globalization Studies. His current research interests include macrohistory and long-term trends, sociocultural evolution, theory of history, world-systems studies, long-term development of political systems, globalization studies, economic cycles, and Big History studies. Dr. Grinin is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications in Russian and English, including 23 monographs. These monographs include Philosophy, Sociology, and the Theory of History (2007, in Russian); Productive Forces and Historical Process (2006, in Russian); State and Historical Process (3 vols., 2009–2010, in Russian); Social Macroevolution: World System Transformations (2009, in Russian; with A. Korotayev); Macroevolution in Biological and Social Systems (2008, in Russian; with A. Markov and A. V. Korotayev); Global Crisis in Retrospective: A Brief History of Upswings and Crises (2010, in Russian; with A. Korotayev); The Evolution of Statehood: From Early State to Global Society (2011); The Cycles of Development of Modern World System (2011, in Russian; with A. Korotayev and S. Tsirel); From Confucius to Comte: The Formation of the Theory, Methodology and Philosophy of History (2012, in Russian); Macrohistory and Globalization (2012). E-mail:

Mubashar Hasan is a PhD student at the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Australia. Prior to this he worked many years as a journalist and a media, communication and advocacy specialist in the UK, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Educated in Dhaka University, Bangladesh, Dundee University in the UK and Al-Maktoum Institute at the University of Aberdeen in UK Mubashar's research interest spans between the issues of globalization, political Islam, democracy, governance and media advocacy. He is also the author of ‘Democracy and Political Islam in Bangladesh’, an article published in South Asia Research in July 2011, and ‘Historical Development of Political Islam in Bangladesh’, an article published online in 2011 at the Journal of Asian and African Studies. E-mail: mubashar.hasan@

Almas Heshmati is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. He was also professor of Economics at the University of Kurdistan at Hawler, and researcher at the RATIO Institute, Stockholm and MTT Agrifood Research, Helsinki and Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University, Helsinki during 2001–2004. From 1998 until 2001, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has a PhD degree from the University of Gothenburg (1994), where he held a Senior Researcher position until 1998. His research interests include agricultural economics, development economics, industrial organization, labor, globalization, income distribution, productivity, efficiency, growth, health care and capital structure. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Panel Data. His publications include papers in Agricultural Economics, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Econometric Reviews, Economic Theory, Empirical Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Global Economy Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of the World System Research, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, and Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. His most well-known titles include Productivity, efficiency, and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region (with Jeong-Dong Lee; Heidelberg: Physica; London: Springer, 2009). E-mail:

Philippe Jourdon is an independent researcher and translator in economics, a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Studies Online Review and Entelequia Interdisciplinary Online Review. His current research interests include institutional economics, Kondratieff cycles and world system studies, European macro policies and economic history. He is author of over 20 scholarly publications including 6 monographs, e.g., Monetary History and Methodology for Sustainable Development.

Benjamin JUNGE is Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of gender, social movements, citizenship, and participatory democracy. His research interests concern the relationship between gender and citizen identity within low-income, urban communities in contemporary Brazil. Much of his academic writing to date is based on ongoing ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the southern city of Porto Alegre, which examines the formation of citizen identity among grassroots leaders in a city internationally known for its vibrant leftist political landscape and experiments in participatory democracy. Beyond projects in Brazil, he also carries out research on the use of digital media by anti-corporate globalization activists, especially in the context of the World Social Forum and the United States Social Forum.

Emily KORONA is the International Exchanges Coordinator at the International Institute of Buffalo. She has a MA in Anthropology from the University at Buffalo (2011) and a BA in Anthropology from the State University of New York at New Paltz (2009).

Andrey KOROTAYEV is a Professor and Head of the Department of Modern Asian and African Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, as well as a Senior Research Professor of the Oriental Institute and Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is author of over 300 scholarly publications, including such monographs as Ancient Yemen (1995), World Religions and Social Evolution of the Old World Oikumene Civilizations: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (2004), Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Compact Macromodels of the World System Growth (2006), and Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends (2006). At present, together with Askar Akaev and Georgy Malinetsky, he coordinates the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. He is a laureate of the Russian Science Support Foundation in ‘The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Nomination (2006). E-mail:

Ervin Laszlo is Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, Founder of the General Evolution Research Group, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science and the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution. He has a PhD from the Sorbonne and is the recipient of honorary PhD's from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. Laszlo received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award, in 2002, the International Mandir of Peace Prize in Assisi in 2005, the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize in 2009, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. He is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into as many as twenty-three languages, and serves as editor of another thirty volumes in addition to a four-volume World Encyclopedia of Peace.

Artemy MALKOV is PhD and senior research scientist at the Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of a monograph Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Compact Macromodels of the World System Growth (2006 with Andrey Korotayev and Daria Khalturina). He is the leading researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. He is honoree of the Russian Science Support Foundation in ‘The Best PhD of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Nomination (2006). E-mail:

Md. Israt RAYHAN is an assistant professor at the Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT) in University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, also affiliated with ZEF, Bonn and IUW, Hannover in Germany. He achieved PhD degree from University of Hannover, Germany under DAAD scholarship in 2008. His research interest is on poverty, inequality, risk and vulnerability assessment. Amongst his papers, ‘Trade Flows of Bangladesh: A Gravity Model Approach’ (2011), ‘Assessing Poverty, Risk and Vulnerability: A Study on Flooded Households in Rural Bangladesh’ (2010), ‘Crop Diversification to Mitigate Flood Vulnerability in Bangladesh: An Economic Approach’ (2010), ‘Coping with Floods: Does rural-urban migration play any role for survival in rural Bangladesh?’ (2007) and ‘Factors Causing Malnutrition among under Five Children in Bangladesh’ (2006; with S. Sharmin), are mentionable. E-mail:

Sifat Sharmin is Dr. Stan D'Souza Fellow at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. Among her most influential publications are ‘Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Infectious Disease Dynamics’ (2011; with Md. I. Rayhan), ‘Modelling of Infectious Diseases for Providing Signal of Epidemics: A Measles Case Study in Bangladesh’ (2011; with Md. I. Rayhan), ‘Socio-economic Inequality in Under-Five Child Mortality: A Statistical Approach to Determine Development Edge in Bangladesh’ (2010; with Md. I. Rayhan).

Arno Tausch is Visiting Professor of Economics, Corvinus University, Budapest, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Innsbruck University, Austria, and regular lecturer of International Development, Vienna University. He authored or co-authored books and articles for major international publishers and journals, among them 16 books in English, 2 in French, 7 books in German, and over 200 printed or electronic scholarly and current affairs publications, which are or will be soon available in 9 languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Russian and Spanish) in 29 countries around the globe. His articles appear(ed), among others, in British Medical Journal (electronic edition); Evropa, Polish Institute for International Affairs (Warsaw); History and Mathematics (Volgograd, Russia); Hoover Digest, Stanford University; Insight Turkey; International Journal of Health Planning and Management; International Social Science Journal (UNESCO, Paris); Journal of Globalization Studies (Moscow); Journal of Scholarly Publishing (Toronto); Mirovaja ekonomika i meždunarodnyje otnošenija, IMEMO Institute (Moscow); OeMZ. Oesterreichische Militaerische Zeitschrift (Vienna); Oesterreichische Zeitschrift fuer Politikwissenschaft; Ökonomenstimme, KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle der ETH (Zürich); Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Costa Rica; Revista de Trabajo e Inmigración, Ministerio de Trabajo y de Inmigración (Madrid); Revista Internacional de Sociologia, CSIC (Madrid); Social Evolution and History (Volgograd, Russia); Society and Economy, Corvinius University (Budapest); The European Journal of Comparative Economics; and Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Vienna). His most well-known titles include Towards a Socio-liberal Theory of World Development (with Fred Prager, 1991/1993). E-mail:

Julia Zinkina is a specialist in the field of analysis of complex systems and processes. She received PhD degree at the Institute of African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, in 2011. She is a research fellow at the Institute of African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and participant of the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. Her interests in social and economic dynamics are Kondratieff Waves and technological cycles. E-mail: