There could hardly be a more appropriate time in world history to be revisiting the issues of globalisation and democracy. After almost two centuries of what might be regarded as globalisation in the current usage of the term, it has fallen into disrepute. Voters have used the ballot box to reject both the concept of globalisation and the mainstream parties that promoted it. The UK voted to leave the EU, in the 2016 `Brexit' referendum, and the US elected Donald Trump as President. This collection brings together the key writings on globalisation and democracy exploring the progression of globalisation as well as themes such as employment, international trade, technology and the environment amongst other important issues. This collection provides both scholarly and lay readers an opportunity to analyse how globalisation has impacted the world we live in today.
Edited by Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, President of Kellogg College and Director of the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK; Visiting Professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy; Honorary Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Senior Fellow, Rutgers, US