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Rise of Anti-globalism


Leader Keiji Nakatsuji (Professor, Ritsumeikan University / USJI Operating Advisor)
Researcher Keiji Nakatsuji, Akira Furukawa, Sachio Nakato, Jun Honna, Fuminori Minamikawa, Miwa Hirono, Eujung Lim (Ritsumeikan University), Tadayuki Hayashi(Kyoto Women’s University), Susumu Takahashi(Ryukoku University)
Term April 2016-March 2021
Research Outline

Even during he was Republican Presidential Candidacy, Donald Trump’s peculiar statements such as “building wall along the border with Mexico” indicated not only his individual foreign hatred but also represents a wide-spread popular sentiment in US. It could be interpreted as an anti-globalization movement.
Similar moves are everywhere if not as outspoken as Trump. There are, for examples, opposition to TPP both in US and Japan, patriotic movements against foreigners, prohibition of use of Google in China, labor and environment associations again WTO. Why is the outburst of anti-globalization sentiment happening? Is it because New liberalism collapsed middle class and radicalized people? Are globalization haters beneficial for global community as well as individual society or harmful? Are they winning their battle against globalization?
What problems did globalization accompany? Should we stop globalization? If it is inevitable, what is a desirable pace? Should we compromise with globalization haters?
This research project tries to answer the above questions through discussing sectors such as money, direct investment, trade, information, culture( includes nationalism and religions), immigration and etc. Our regional focus is Asia-Pacific. The project will search for the solution (ideal state of governance for globalization).

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