Heads of section: Gabor Scheiring, Bocconi University and Vera Scepanovic, Leiden University, Tomasz P. Wozniakowski, Hertie School
Political economy and inequalities are two issues central to the survival and thriving of democracy. Specific issues to be addressed include the interplay between socio-economic pathways and political change; the political economy of European integration; and the fate of the welfare state.
Aldo Madariaga discusses his latest book “Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe” with our editor, Giancarlo Grignaschi.
Gábor Scheiring reviews „Taking stock of shock. Social consequences of the 1989 revolutions” by Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell Orenstein
In conversation with our editor Ferenc Laczo, Mitchell Orenstein, Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses post-communist transitions.
Few concepts have been declared dead and buried more often than neoliberalism. However, it continues to survive. Neoliberal Resilience, Aldo Madariaga’s award-winning book, shows how. Review by Gabor Scheiring.
Gabor Scheiring reviews the book by Fabio Mattioli “Dark Finance. Illiquidity and Authoritarianism at the Margins of Europe”
Our editor-in-chief Laszlo Bruszt asks Adam Przeworski about the contemporary relevance of “Sustainable democracy”, a seminal book published 25 years ago.
In an interview with Giancarlo Grignaschi, Mihaly Fazekas argues that political appointees in federal agencies exercise pressure to create conditions for individual tenders and contracts that can be exploited for politically convenient purposes.