For decades, the world has been on a trajectory of rising globalisation with cross-border flows of trade, investment, data, ideas, technology and people.
But recent global events point to a trend that’s at odds with that narrative. The election of nationalist leaders in many powerful countries; Brexit and the subsequent weakening of the EU; and COVID-induced territorialism have all contributed to a sense of ‘us vs them’.
David is joined by Curtin University academics Dr Donna Butorac and Dr Ben Rich to discuss whether we’re witnessing a ‘de-globalisation’ that could impact our ability to solve global problems like climate change and food security.
- Are we retreating behind borders, and if so, how did we get here? [00:54]
- Has the pandemic affected the trust we place on international organisations? [06:48]
- How does our geographical location influence our sense of indentity? [13:26]
- How can we solve global problems if we’re looking inward? [17:10]
- Has the pandemic revealed the fragility of our international supply chains? [24:50]
- It’s become easier to move capital and goods across borders, what about moving ourselves across borders? [27:35]
- The pandemic adds momentum to the deglobalisation trend
- The deglobalisation virus
- Pandemic has killed globalisation
- Deglobalisation and its discontents
- Coronavirus will reverse globalization and create regional supply chains, economists predict
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