Globalization as a losing game? Reforming social policies to address the malaise of globalization’s losers

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Abstract

In recent years, the effects of economic openness and technological change have fuelled dissatisfaction with established political systems and led to new forms of political populism that exploit the economic and political resentment created by globalization. This shift in politics was evident in the decision by UK voters to leave the European Union in June 2016, the November 2016 election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, as well as the rise of populist movements on left and right throughout much of Europe. To many voters, the economy appears to be broken. Conventional politics is failing. Parties of the left and centre-left have struggled to forge a convincing response to this new phase of globalization in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. This book examines the challenges that the new era of globalization poses for progressive parties and movements across the world. It brings together leading thinkers and experts including Andrew Gamble, Jeffry Frieden and Vivien Schmidt to debate the structural causes and political consequences of this new wave of globalization.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe crisis of globalization
Subtitle of host publicationDemocracy, Capitalism and Inequality in the Twenty-First Century
EditorsPatrick Diamond
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018

Publication series

NamePolicy Network