Looking Back

As China and India make their impact on the world economy, William Keegan fears a return to protectionism
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


If last year our theme was that ‘nationalism is back in fashion’, the most marked development since then on the economic front has been something traditionally associated with nationalism: the rise of protectionist sentiment in some of the major economies, and with it a feeling of insecurity which leads nations to move away from the ‘multilateralist’ ideals of the post-Second World War period towards nationalist strategies, bilateral trade deals and economic decisions based on strategic considerations.

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  • Barry Turner

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