Richard W. Mansbach, professor in the Department of Political Science, has co-authored a book, “Populism and Globalization: The Return of Nationalism and the Global Liberal Order.”
The book describes the global spread of nationalist-populism by rightwing and racist political parties; their impact on political, economic, and sociocultural globalization; and the corrosive impact of this ideology on the global liberal order that emerged after World War II under United States leadership.
The global liberal order is a system of norms including peace and security, democracy, human rights, free trade, financial stability and support for a broad range of international governmental organizations and treaties fostering interstate and transnational cooperation to advance those norms and resolve collective problems. Examples of these organizations are the United Nations, European Union, NATO, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the Paris Climate Accord.
“Populism and Globalization: The Return of Nationalism and the Global Liberal Order” is published by Palgrave Macmillan and is suitable for interested scholars and general readers as well as a classroom text.