Globalization Thirty Years on: Promises, Realities and Morals for the Future


Dr Rafal Soborski, Professor of International Politics at Richmond, The American International University in London, has co-authored, together with Dr Marcin Galent from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, an editorial for the special edition of the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies which has just been published. The editorial is entitled, ‘Globalization Thirty Years on: Promises, Realities and Morals for the Future’.

The articles gathered together in the special issue look back at the hopes that were invested in the new world of the 1990s as it was emerging out of the ashes of the great ideological battles of the twentieth century, consider what went wrong to produce its unforeseen dysfunctions, and postulate some tentative ways to get out of the multiple crises we find ourselves in at the outset of the 2020s.

Rafal’s co-authored article maps the insights provided in the remaining contributions to the special issue – by late Paul Kennedy (Manchester Metropolitan University), Darren O’Byrne (University of Roehampton), Andrew Z. Katz (Denison University) and Zdzisław Mach (the Jagiellonian University in Kraków) – while complementing them with the editors’ own observations.

The editorial has been published as open access and is available here.