Comparative Advantage in De-Globalisation: Brexit, America First and Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area


This paper examines the relevance of the theory of comparative advantage in the present realities of a world undergoing de-globalisation, that is, a retreat from closer integration. It presents eight arguments which analyse the theory as posited by Adam Smith and David Ricardo and which theory remains the underpinnings for trade liberalisation as regulated by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The arguments do not contend with the role and achievements of the WTO in the era of globalisation. Rather, they call for an acknowledgement of the changing realities of countries in the face of changes in the political, economic and legal landscapes, across the globe. This is an original submission by the author.

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SAKHRI Mohamed
SAKHRI Mohamed

I hold a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations as well as a Master's degree in international security studies, alongside a passion for web development. During my studies, I gained a strong understanding of key political concepts, theories in international relations, security and strategic studies, as well as the tools and research methods used in these fields.

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