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Author:
Silvio Traverso, University of Florence, Italy and Institute for World Economy, Kiel, Germany

The Political Connotation of International Trade and Globalisation: A Common Misunderstanding

Volume 71 - Issue 1, February 2018
(pp. 1-8)
JEL classification: B11, F60, N70
Keywords: Globalisation, Protectionism, "Doux Commerce" Thesis

Abstract

Globalisation is often associated with a conservative political ideology and usually faces opposition from progressive political groups. This essay challenges this conventional view and tries to illustrate how the globalisation process is consistent with a progressive political philosophy. It, furthermore, argues that the removal of this political bias would allow both proponents of free trade and progressive political organisations to be more effective in pursuing their own objectives.


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