Is this the End of the Globalism We Know?


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When: Aug 12 2020 - 11:00am until Aug 12 2020 - 12:00pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
Please join us for a Virtual Public Seminar

Is this the End of the Globalism We Know?

Dr. Christopher A. McNally

Professor of Political Economy at Chaminade University


Adjunct Senior Fellow, East-West Center


As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs the globe, earlier predictions of prolonged “de-globalization” and economic “de-coupling,” especially between the US and China, appear to be coming true. COVID-19 is, indeed, accelerating and accentuating on-going dynamics, but “de-globalization” is somewhat of a misnomer. The term glosses over how the renewed emphasis on the nation-state is occurring in parallel with continued convergence of global market and corporate power. What we are witnessing is not “de-globalization” per se, but the end of 40 years of globalism based on neo-liberal economics and the US-led liberal international order. This hitherto quite stable order is likely to be replaced by a chaotic mélange, a contradictory and wobbly transitional era of dysfunctional and even dangerous dynamics as state capitalist practices emphasizing techno-nationalism and national security interact with the remnants of the liberal order.

Christopher A. McNally is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center and a Professor of Political Economy at Chaminade University where he develops programs in political economy, political science, international studies, and East Asian studies and is the principal convener of Chaminade University’s annual Presidential Policy Forum on Sino-Capitalism. His research focuses on comparative capitalisms, especially the nature and logic of China’s capitalist transition and Sino-Capitalism. He is also working on a research project that studies the implications of China’s international reemergence on the global order.

He has held fellowships conducting fieldwork and research at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He has edited four volumes, including an examination of China’s political economy: China’s Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon’s Lair (Routledge, 2008). He also has authored numerous book chapters, policy analyses, editorials, and articles in journals such as Business and Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, International Politics, Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics.

Dr. McNally earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Washington and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.


This seminar will take place entirely on Zoom via its Webinar platform.

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

11 am – 12 pm Hawaii Time (5 pm – 6 pm EDT)

This seminar will be on-the-record and recorded on Zoom for sharing afterwards.

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Please register by August 11, 5 pm Hawaii Time (11 pm EDT)


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Name: Dana Almodova