Davos 2016: Questions About Globalization’s End and What Comes Next

Each year the World Economic Forum convenes government, industry and activist leaders to offer regional and international proposals along with private-public partnerships. Uncertainty and the expectations for “fundamental, radical global shifts” have permeated the 2016 meeting, explains Paul Laudicina for Forbes. “How leaders manage this system shift in years to come will determine the course the world takes, either towards growth, stability, and integration, or towards fracture and contraction in an increasingly protectionist and isolated environment.” Alternatives to the current form of globalization might include islandization, polarization or a new form of globalization. Leaders meeting at Davos may prefer the new form of globalization, though that requires leadership that can articulate a vision, ensuring global and democratic conversations; demonstrate commitment to ideals and the rule of law with accountability and transparency; and forge connections among diverse cultures. Inequality threatens globalization, unless leaders develop agendas and rally citizens behind proposals that offer opportunity for all. – YaleGlobal

Davos 2016: Questions About Globalization's End and What Comes Next

Globalization has stalled; prospects for the world may include islandization, polarization or a new form of globalization that requires leadership
Paul Laudicina
Friday, January 22, 2016

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