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6. Trump and Anti-Globalisation
About this Lecture
In this module, we think about the rise of anti-globalisation political activism, focusing in particular on the Trump administration in the United States. As we move through the module, we consider: (i) the concepts of ‘neoconservatism’ and ‘paleoconservatism’, and the variety of conservatism Trump himself subscribes to; (ii) Trump’s view that the United States has suffered as a result of globalisation, and the extent to which these claims are true; (iii) the domination of the United States in the global economy; (iv) the impact of globalisation on a certain class of American, described by Nixon as “the forgotten Americans”; (v) the extent to which the economy of the United States is embedded in the global economy; and (vi) the likely effects of any ‘de-globalisation’ in the United States.
In this course, Professor Ray Kiely (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the concept of globalisation. In the first module, we think about what ‘globalisation’ actually means, before introducing three different perspectives on globalisation – hyper-globalism, scepticism and transformationalism. In the second module, we think about the extent to which globalisation has impacted the ‘sovereignty’ of the nation state, before turning in the third module to the rise of global governance. In the fourth module, we think about the impact of globalisation on inequality and poverty, before moving on in the fifth module to consider globalisation through the lens of international relations. Finally, in the sixth module, we think about the rise of anti-globalisation political activism via a case study of the Trump administration in the United States.
Ray Kiely is Professor International Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. His research focuses on conservative thought and practice in the United States and beyond, and how this relates to globalisation. His recent publications include The Neoliberal Paradox (2018), and he is currently working provisionally called Conservative (Anti-)Globalization, which looks at the extent to which the events of 2016 represent a break from neoliberal globalization.
Cite this Lecture
Kiely, R. (2020, December 23). Globalisation - Trump and Anti-Globalisation [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/globalisation/trump-and-anti-globalisation
Kiely, R. "Globalisation – Trump and Anti-Globalisation." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 23 Dec 2020, https://www.massolit.io/courses/globalisation/trump-and-anti-globalisation