Contents of the volume

2018, Volume 71 - Issue 1

ISSN: 2499-8265
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Publication date: 01 February 2018

THE POLITICAL CONNOTATION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND GLOBALISATION: A COMMON MISUNDERSTANDING

Silvio Traverso

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DOES WEAK MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AFFECT VOTER TURNOUT? AN ANALYSIS ACCOUNTING FOR THE 'JOSHUA GENERATION EFFECT'

Richard Cebula, Maggie Foley, Sriparna Ghosh

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MODELING LIFE EXPECTANCY IMPROVEMENT AMONG KUWAITI POPULATION

Muhammad Al-Ramadhan

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FIRMS CONTROLLED BY OWNERS AND MANAGERIAL FIRMS: THE 'STRATEGIC' TRADE POLICY GAME REVISITED

Luciano Fanti, Domenico Buccella

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REGIME-SHIFT, MULTICOINTEGRATION AND FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY: FURTHER EVIDENCE ON POLAND (1999-2015)

Marco Tronzano

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Genoa Chamber of Commerce
Economia Internazionale / International Economics

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Corresponding 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

Pages

1-8

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.

JEL classification

B11, F60, N70

Keywords

Globalisation, Protectionism, "Doux Commerce" Thesis

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Present and future of globalisation
  3. Winners and losers: a domestic issue
  4. The conciliatory effect of trade: the "doux commerce" thesis
  5. Summary and conclusions

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