Since 2008 the editors initiated the preparation of thematic issues. 

Upcoming releases, the themes and deadlines for materials to publish:
2018 No.2
The theme:
"Migrants and diasporas in the socio-cultural, political and economic space of the Asia-Pacific Region"
Deadline: April, 16th, 2018
2018 No.3
The theme:
"Culture and politics in the realities of the Asia-Pacific region. Is there an alternative to the ideology of soft power in international relations?"
Deadline: July, 16th, 2018
2018 2 2018 3
In the subject heading will be analyzed migration processes in the Asia-Pacific region in historical retrospective and nowadays. The focus of attention is on the problems of ethnic, ethno-confessional and labour migration, the peculiarities and prospects of integration of migrants into the host societies of the APR, issues of state policy and management of migration processes, the impact of migration on resettlement structures, patterns of economic behavior and adaptation practices of migrants, mechanisms and dynamics of development of diasporas, the formation of related stereotypes and phobias, as well as political, socio-cultural and economic aspects of the situation of compatriots in the countries of the region. Experts from different fields of social and human knowledge will take part in the analysis and discussion of the claimed set of issues on the pages of the next issue of "Ojkumena".
The doctrine of soft power in a special way reflects the growth of the factor of culture in politics in general and in international relations in particular. With reference to the realities of the APR, it should be noted that the Chinese leadership is extremely serious about this doctrine. For this reason alone, the problem of cultural factors in international relations cannot be considered a theoretical fashion: the problem has a clear pragmatic dimension. But it is important to pay attention to the ambiguity of the very concept of soft power. The ideology of soft power primarily involves the use of this factor to ensure own political interest and influence on other countries. That is why the reverse side of the policy of soft power is various kinds of information barriers by which states begin to protect their cultural space. Assuming that the importance of cultural factors in all aspects of domestic and foreign policy and economy will continue to grow, it is required to propose a strategic move that removes the growing conflict of interests of countries and peoples in this sphere. Thus, in a counterbalance to the ideology of "soft power" a hypothesis is advanced that an alternative to its principles can be a metacultural approach involving the use of cultural factors for the creative co-development of countries and peoples. 

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