Revisiting and Reclaiming Deglobalization

Nearly 20 years after “deglobalization” was introduced as an alternative paradigm by Focus on the Global South, one of its main authors looks back at its strengths and weaknesses and how its interaction with other alternative frameworks can be a mutually enriching exercise.

As an annex to the main paper, “Deglobalization Applied: A Post Neoliberal Paradigm for Myanmar” is reproduced here with the permission of the Transnational Institute. The final chapter of the report Paradigm Trap: The development establishment’s embrace of Myanmar and how to break loose, it is an outline of a concrete application of the principles of deglobalization to a society that was searching for a way out of an exploitative economic system but was still not snared by the neoliberal project.

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