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The dream of some sort of effective global government has been around for a very long time. Whenever a new global crisis arrives it gets revived. Whenever there is a shift in international relationships there is a call for ‘A new world order’. The dream is shared from the liberal left to the neo-liberal right.
We are currently at a dangerous moment when Great Power relationships are shifting and where many countries, large and small, from China to Hungary, see political advantage in asserting nationalist sentiment. Hungary is a danger only to itself. Great Power rivalries effect everyone. Are there any plausible models today that can reduce the evident dangers?
Globalization in Reverse?
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In the 1980s, and continuing until the international financial crisis of 2008, globalization seemed an irresistible force. Since then it seems to have been going into reverse. President Trump is not a fan.
This blog suggests that the apparent reversal will not last long. Beneath the churn we are beginning to see the emergence of a different kind of globalization.