Globalisation

Articles

Workers byte back

Cross-border brands feel the heat from digitally organised labour. Grazia Ietto-Gillies  explains In 2014 the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declared that in some 43 labour disputes filed since

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What is the China Shock?

China’s authoritarianism is steadily consuming the previously democratic Hong Kong trading hub. It has become fashionable to talk about the China shock – the disruption to the international trading system

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Here We Go

Incheon towards the future: the city hosted 3,000 people for the 6th Wellbeing Forum. There is an international group of government officials labouring to make life better for people. Wellbeing

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Schools out

Martin Parker looks at lessons learnt from the lessons taught in business schools. In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, there were plenty of people willing to write op-ed pieces

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Think of a number

Peter Manley questions the single number basis for claims that absolute poverty is on the wane. On 19 January, 2019 Bill Gates retweeted an infographic from Our World in Data —

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Work: a situation vacant

Job’s worth: being cost effective in producing and consuming ever more things. We need a new defining idea for political economy, writes Richard Douglas. During Cheltenham Gold Cup week I

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Lost and Unfounded

The global trading system is broken says Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia. It is, he says, a politically, socially and economically unsustainable system designed for the 20th century and based on theories

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Independence for Andalusia

Can British farmers learn from their counterparts in southern Spain to spit out Brussels’ poisoned sweets? Joe Zammit-Lucia and Astrid Vargas write. The high plains of Andalusia in southern Spain

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The Case for Policy Space

Crowded out: corporate giants are cramping developing nations’ sovereign styles. Rick Rowden looks at the impact of corporate moves to homogenise global trading and investment agreements and how developing countries

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Interviews

Bots and bell ringing

Richard Baldwin is a leading international expert and author on globalisation. In his most recent book, he writes about the coming age of “globotics”, an even more intense globalisation plus

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A hole in the heart

Grazia Ietto-Gillies has spent her career as an economist seeking to fill a crucial gap: the exclusion of transnational corporations into economic thinking.  And this gap is not a small

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Unorthodox Greek

Yanis Varoufakis is a heavyweight academic economist with a rare combination of style and substance. He talks to The Mint. Economics professor, Yanis Varoufakis, describes himself as a “failed finance minister

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She who dares

A globally influential thinker, Gabriela Ramos, explains why a group of leading economies is challenging globalisation and other conventional wisdom. More than 30 of the world’s wealthiest countries with market

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News

Columns

The bull in China’s shop

In this issue we are exploring the world of international organisations, values and globalisation. This is at a time when Trump is challenging all the norms, but maybe the norms

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Whiners and losers

Soft cheese, hard Brexit and the joys of talking trade theory. Like most people, I am wearied with this whole Brexit thing. It got particularly bad when Thomas became obsessively

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Books

From Global to Local

This brilliantly original book dismantles the underlying assumptions that drive the decisions made by companies and governments throughout the world, to show that our shared narrative of the global economy

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Event Recordings

Shut Down the Business School

Business schools are institutions which, a decade after the financial crash, continue to act as loudspeakers for neoliberal capitalism with all its injustices and planetary consequences. ​ Little seems to

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