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WEF seem worried about the rise of Anti-Globalism

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Nationalist backlash has made effective global governance more difficult, and more necessary

The widespread resurgence of nationalist and populist politics has raised serious questions about the future viability of global governance. This troubling trend is at least in part a result of backlash against globalization – against both the economic and social dislocations it has genuinely created, and those for which it is unfairly blamed. Populist movements generally express skepticism of perceived elites, and profess a faith in the wisdom of ordinary people. Yet, they also tend to have an authoritarian bent and a belief in a strong leader able to mobilize the masses. Examples of successful populist movements include former US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s consolidation of political authority in Turkey. Such movements typically appeal to those particularly worried about threats to their social status (due to their actual or feared loss of a job), or to those troubled by immigration and changing cultural mores; in other words, people who feel especially vulnerable to exactly the kinds of changes unleashed by globalization. In a number of countries, governments have simply failed to understand or address the true impacts of globalization on their constituencies…

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