Necessary period of adjustment to globalization and balance-of-power shifts… or The End Of The World As We Know It (cue music)? The latter 20th century liberal world order that brought relative stability, enabled democracy’s spread, moved poor nations toward greater wealth, and precipitated technological progress has hit a rough patch. Is 2016 the year the bubble burst or are we at the cusp of an inevitable evolution to the next cycle?
At our next policy salon on Monday, Feb. 6th, we’ll discuss whether we are indeed in crisis, what actions leaders should take to ensure continued progress toward shared prosperity and rights, and civil society’s role in shaping Liberal World Order 2.0.
Below are suggested readings (additional articles will be posted on our Facebook page):
The Collapse of the Liberal World Order (June 2016)
The world is entering a period where once-robust democracies have grown fragile; now is the time to figure out where we went wrong.
World Order 2.0 (January 2017)
Today’s realities call for an updated international system based on “sovereign obligation,” the notion that states have not just rights but also obligations to others.
The Twilight of the Liberal World Order (January 2017)
The liberal world order that has held sway for the past seven decades is fragmenting under the pressure of economic stress, growing tribalism and nationalism, and a general loss of confidence in established institutions.
The Future of the Liberal World Order (June 2011)
World politics is experiencing not just a changing of the guard but also a transition in the ideas and principles that underlie the global order.