discuss if what is happening at present is a sign that the end for globalization is very near.

With the current growing populist rhetoric in the western democracies such as the U.S.A., France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., and the Netherlands, what has become of the earlier excitement and enthusiasm of these countries on the benefits of globalization? Is globalization going to be “just another fad?” Are we all heading for another round of protectionism, in which countries will just go into their own little “cocoons?”

Are we reliving that terrible decade of the 1930s with high unemployment rates and low, sluggish growth rates again? With a focus on international business, politics, economics or even social-cultural themes (or even a combination of these themes), discuss if what is happening at present is a sign that the end for globalization is very near.