Thomas Fazi: Reclaiming the State

2017. november 24.

Questions and problems of the Eurozone’s structure, with a special emphasis on the Italian economy

The event is free.

Presenting the book of Dr. Thomas Fazi:
“The crisis of the neoliberal order has resuscitated a political idea widely believed to be consigned to the dustbin of history. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash engulfing the West all involve a yearning for a relic of the past: national sovereignty.

In response to these challenging times, me and William Mitchell reconceptualise the nation state as a vehicle for progressive change. We show how despite the ravages of neoliberalism, the state still contains the resources for democratic control of a nation’s economy and finances. The populist turn provides an opening to develop an ambitious but feasible left political strategy.”-

Participants of the roundtable debate:

László Andor is Head of Department and Associate Professor at the Department of Economic Policy (Corvinus University of Budapest). He is also Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and Visiting Professor at ULB (Brussels). He served as EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion from 2010-2014.

Zoltán Pogátsa is a Hungarian political economist and lecturer at the University of West Hungary, focusing on the economics of European integration. He has published six books and numerous professional and media articles, and is a regular commentator in Hungarian and international media on issues related to European integration and economic development.

Péter Róna is an economist, legal expert and businessman. He emigrated to the US in 1956. After his studies he first worked as a lawyer and later in the british bank sector then he became the CEO at the J. Henry Schroders. He now teaches at several universities.


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