Globalisation involves complex shifts in the world’s social, political and economic paradigms destined to unhinge consolidated transnational relations and to lay the groundwork for future governance scenarios. A multidisciplinary approach, including the sociological, economic, anthropological, political and technological dimensions, is needed to fully comprehend the complexity and interdependence of these changes. FEEM’s “Economy and Society” Series aims at stimulating and disseminating novel perspectives to interpret the multiple cultural, economic and geostrategic challenges ahead. Capitalising on the international lectures of the Research Programme “Economy and Society”, each volume will propose a different topic, opening the debate to a variety of interpretations and providing the scientific community, decision makers and civil society with the latest theoretical insights in view of a new planetary governance.


Recently China has achieved economic supremacy in Asia and has gained a pivotal position in the New World Order. The complex decision-making process of China’s internal power structure and its unique social fabric together with the diversity of its people makes China often misunderstood by its Western counterparts. A rare and fascinating glimpse into China in terms of its leadership structure and policies, economic and social prospects as well as its world power projection is offered here by this insightful lecture presented by Professor Jean Christophe Iseux von Pfetten with the aim to better understand China and its next moves.

ISBN number: 9788890991844

FEEM Press, Economy and Society Series, 3/2015