The Global Trap by Martin & Schumann

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The Global Trap by Martin & Schumann

By Hans-Peter Martin and Harald Schumann 1997

Globalisation and the Assault on Democracy and Prosperity

This work explores and critiques the consequences of globalization for both democratic institutions and jobs. Pointing to the weakening of the nation state, it contends that the one world created by globalization is collapsing. The authors argue that in future only a fifth of the worlds labour force will be needed, creating the 20:80 society; a global economy out of control will lead to social upheaval and, in the end, . The book aims to provide an alarm call for the restoration of democracy, politics and the state.

Hans-Peter Martin is an Austrian journalist and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1999.

Harald Schumann is a German author and investigative journalist .