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The Future of Globalization

Call for Papers

Theme: The Future of Globalization
Type: International Conference
Institution: Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC)
  Renmin University
  Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Location: Beijing (China)
Date: 11.–13.10.2019
Deadline: Ongoing


Globalization is facing a pivotal moment in history. Since the
economic crisis of 2008 it has faced serious turbulence, challenged
for its vast economic and social problems, as well as its
environmental destruction. New political movements have appeared to
displace or upset long-ruling traditional parties in the West. And
women, constituting a large sector of the new labor force for global
manufacturing, continue to struggle for an equal place at home and in
society. Traditional Western globalists have offered no strategy
except to continue their failing model of development. But new roads
have emerged that propose radically different possibilities. “The
Future of Globalization” will analyze and debate various models of
globalization and its alternatives.

Among future alternatives to consider are the following:

(1) The danger of populism with mass appeal to reactionary
nationalism, militarism, misogyny and racism. Such a future is
evident in the rise of right-wing movements in Europe, as well as the
ascent of Donald Trump. An important character of this trend is
accumulation by militarization, disposition, and expulsions.

(2) A re-balancing of political and economic globalization to a
multi-polar transnational order. This would encompass a greater role
for China in world affairs through its One Belt One Road Initiative
for global development. It would also encompass deeper integration
into the transnational economy of the global South, and consequently
the rise of their influence in world affairs.

(3) A new round of transnational accumulation based in green
sustainable technologies, the development and application of AI
technologies, robotization (automation), and the deepening of
bio-technological innovations. A significant sector of the
transnational capitalist class is making large commitments in these
areas, including both private and state sectors in the US, Europe and
China. The global capitalist market is promoted as the developmental
model for these technologies.

(4) A transformation of capitalism based in socialist, feminist and
environmental ideologies and social movements. An international order
based on state sovereignty, equal exchange, common efforts to
confront the planetary crisis of environmental destruction, as well
as gender and economic inequality.


Jerry Harris, National Secretary of the Global Studies
Association/North America, Chicago, USA

Marek Hrubec, Director, Centre for Global Studies, Prague, Czech Republic

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