Political economy and inequalities

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.

Local oil, global finance, and democracies without citizen-creditors: in conversation with Helen Thompson

In conversation with Vera Šćepanović, Helen Thompson explains how concentrating on energy can reshape our understanding of contemporary history, political economy, and transnational finance; discusses how international relations are simultaneously shaped by zero-sum attitudes and tacit cooperation; asks what it means when representative democracies no longer rely on ‘citizen-creditors’; and reflects on how the profound…

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Is Neoliberalism Finally Dead?

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.

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