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Why is the anti-global backlash happening now?

Camp for Climate Change demonstrators set up their protest site at Blackheath in south London August 26, 2009. Environmentalists demanding an overhaul of the world economy to help save the planet met in London on Wednesday for a week-long camp, one of the biggest tests of the capital's police since the G20 demonstrations. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor  (BRITAIN CONFLICT SOCIETY) - GM1E58Q1RBP01

Why has an anti-global backlash gripped so many diverse economic and political systems at the same time? Image: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Thomas Hale
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
David Held
Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University
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