Session 1 – Should we trust globalization ?
Until recently, economic integration, both in terms of goods and services, and in the financial sector, was on an accelerating trend and globalization could seem unstoppable. In a number of countries, however, a significant part of the public opinion has given its support to politicians who campaigned in favor of a new, less open, economic order.
Indeed, globalization has allowed an unprecedented catching up of less advanced economies, but it has also been accompanied by an increase in inequalities within countries. Can trust be restored in globalization and how? Can we ensure globalization is beneficial to all in our societies? Do we need new rules for globalization to work?
(Doit-on faire confiance à la mondialisation ?)