Globalization in the era of Protectionism

Publicerad 19 February, 2018
ISBN: 978-91-7703-135-2
21 pages

In recent years globalization and free trade have become increasingly questioned. A protectionist trend challenges internationalism, and terms such as “globalist” are used to describe advocates of liberal democracy and market economy. There is a need to remind the world about the advantages of globalization and liberalization of markets both in developing countries and in the developed western world to include Sweden.

How can myths about international free trade be combated? Do the advocates of globalization need to find new approaches to advocate its values? How should spokespeople, politicians and entrepreneurs advocate for the importance of transparency? These important questions are addressed in this report.


Johan Norberg is a writer and documentary filmmaker. He holds a master’s degree in History of Ideas and is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. as well as the European Center for International Political Economy in Brussels. His most recent book Framsteg (Volante) was named “Book of the Year” in The Economist and The Guardian. Please contact Johan via email with any inquiries.