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.

From Socialist to Capitalist Walls

Gábor Scheiring reviews „Taking stock of shock. Social consequences of the 1989 revolutions” by Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell Orenstein

Rising Inequality in Egalitarian Societies

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.

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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