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Davos: leaders talk about globalisation as though it’s inevitable – when it isn’t

Global leaders have descended on the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

  • Jennifer Johns
  • The Conversation

This year’s theme is “Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

On the agenda is how countries can respond to and shape changes in how goods are produced, distributed and consumed.

It is based on the idea that the world is entering a fourth industrial revolution, where a new wave of technological progress will launch us into a new era of globalisation.

But while the world’s leaders pin their hopes for economic growth on a technological leap, the…

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