globalisation Archive

  • Clinton vs Trump

    During previous American presidential elections, this website has published analyses and reports of the candidates and their policy proposals. It may be a domestic election but it has implications for the whole world. Such analysis this time seems rather unnecessary. There can’t be many readers […]

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  • Why the European Union needs to be saved – Federal Union AGM (10 September 2013)

    The Federal Union AGM will be held in London on Tuesday 10 September 2013. Guest speaker will be Professor Stephen Haseler, Professor of Government at London Metropolitan University and Director of the Global Policy Institute.  He will speak about the importance of a successful European […]

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  • The death of distance?

    Long-time favourite of this blog, Daniel Hannan MEP, likes to argue that globalisation is making membership of the EU unnecessary because distance is ceasing to matter.  When it comes to globalisation, the clue is in the name.  Why worry about a continent when you have […]

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  • The power of the markets

    It is 20 years ago that the UK fell out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism, an important anniversary for both pro-Europeans and their opponents. The opponents of course claim that the failure of the ERM shows that fixed exchange rates between countries are a bad […]

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  • Shackled to a corpse

    A familiar argument from the anti-Europeans is that Europe is the wrong choice, that the rest of the world is a better economic bet from Britain than the EU.  For example, here is Daniel Hannan in this week’s Spectator (£): In the year we joined, […]

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  • No globalisation without representation

    That the protestors outside St Paul’s cathedral are critical of global capitalism should not be surprise.  Doesn’t everybody object to the way in which what was effectively gambling in unregulated markets nearly brought down the financial system and has ground economic growth to a halt? […]

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  • Globalisation at the Crossroads: The End of the Experiment, or Just the Beginning? (30 March 2011)

    Professor Robert Leppard, Provost, Richmond, the American International University in London requests the pleasure of your company at the third lecture in the Global Transformations series Globalisation at the Crossroads: The End of the Experiment, or Just the Beginning?   to be given by: Professor Stephen Haseler […]

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  • There is another way

    Professor Stephen Haseler, a frequent personality on this website, launched his new book last Thursday, “Meltdown UK: there is another way”. He argued that the neo-liberal economic theory that lay behind the rapid expansion and financialisation of the global economy had been conclusively discredited by […]

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  • Global democracy: the case for a world government

    By Torbjörn Tännsjö There is no denying that many problems facing humanity have a global nature. If we are to solve them at all, we need to solve them on a global level. This is probably true of problems to do with war and peace. This […]

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  • New book: “Federalist Thinking” by Lucio Levi

    Lucio Levi, Federalist Thinking, Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 2008 Federalist Thinking is a concise and comprehensive account of the development of federalism from its starting point in history to present. The book brings to light the federalist aspect, often forgotten, of the thought […]

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