Call for Papers: Analyzing the Anti-Globalization Backlash

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

We invite paper proposals for a workshop on the Anti-Globalization Backlash, which will take in Florence, Italy on May 17-20, 2019. The workshop is sponsored by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and McGill University, and is hosted by Leonardo Baccini, Edward Mansfield, Helen Milner, and Nita Rudra. We are reaching out broadly to the political economy and international relations community. 

More information about the location of the workshop can be found here: Transportation and accommodation costs (including meals) will be covered for one author per paper. We are reaching out broadly to the political economy and international relations community. Please feel free to distribute this call to colleagues who you believe are well suited to contribute to the workshop, which we hope will yield a journal special issue.

Scope of the Workshop

Debates over the appropriate degree of global economic integration underlie various recent political events. From Britain’s vote to exit the EU to the election of the unabashedly protectionist Donald Trump, many of the world’s democracies are considering taking steps to roll back economic globalization.  One large body of literature most closely associated with analyzing anti-globalization sentiments has its roots in John Ruggie’s (1982) pathbreaking study of embedded liberalism, which argued that the international regimes for money and trade since World War II reflected a particular fusion of power and social purpose.  Attempts to forge an open multilateral system were coupled with an explicit recognition on the part of U.S. policymakers that a safety was needed to compensate individuals who were harmed as a result.  The goal of this workshop is to bring together a small group of scholars with an interest in studying various aspects of the backlash against globalization and to contribute to a new vein of research on embedded liberalism.  To provide coherence to any special issue that grows out of the workshop, each paper should comment on how their theory and findings bear on the theory of embedded liberalism.

Proposal/Paper submission process

To apply, submit the full paper to
The deadline for the submission of papers is October 26, 2018.

Note:  While we welcome coauthored submissions, we will only be able to pay the travel expenses and accommodations for one author for each paper.