ISS Professor of International Economics and Macroeconomics, Peter van Bergeijk, has just published a new book entitled 'Deglobalization 2.0' where he discusses the current deglobalization phase in world economy and politics, and how it relates to the deglobalization cases of the past.
The phase of deglobalization is not something new in world politics, especially from a long run perspective. However, for the current generation, this fundamental change in economic environment is certainly recent and crucial. From the backlash against the rapid integration of global governments, businesses and capital to the rise of populist agendas worldwide, Deglobalization 2.0 explores the key drivers of reactionary movements
In this book, Peter van Bergeijk discusses the multiple highlights of deglobalization cases in the world, including the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement in the US and the Continental European Populism such as Brexit, and he also explains the critical catalysts of anti-globalization sentiment. Moreover, van Bergeijk compares the similarities and differences between contemporary developments and the economic rises of the 1930s in order to offer a more unique understanding of the political and economic drivers of deglobalization.
Through the in depth focus on wealth inequality, social uncertainty, and international competition for economic supremacy, van Bergeijk also examines and offers answers for the lacunae in the globalization debate, therefore providing an insightful and accessible, albeit provocative, look on the issues of deglobalisation as a matter of real urgency.