Saving the Liberal Order from Itself Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 4, Winter 2017-2018
The election of Donald Trump is a symptom of a general crisis in international liberal order.
Its costs have been seriously underestimated: relocations breaking the social contract, migratory flows poorly assimilated by societies, divisions between the elites and the masses (the so-called “losers” of globalization), electoral and political crises. Societies should adapt the liberal order to their deep-rooted characteristics, and not accept it as a global and obligatory reality.
Jennifer Lind is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and Faculty Associate at Harvard University. She is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2008.