Tag Archives: Europe

Economic Consequences of Neoliberalism: Coping with Financial Crises

John Maynard Keynes: “The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind. Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the economic organization by which Western Europe … Continue reading

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Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-Middle Classes in Europe

A new interesting book Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-middle Classes in Europe explores and reveals the role of urban upper-middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European post-national societies. The findings of this research may surprise and intrigue. … Continue reading

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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: the case of Central Eastern European countries

The transition from communism or socialism to capitalism has proved to be a rockier road than many in the West (think of Fukuyama as an example) anticipated. The degree and character of challenges that countries faced during the transition depended … Continue reading

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“The New European ‪Left‬: A ‪‎Socialism‬ for the Twenty-First Century?” analyzes the development and current state of the left parties and movements in Europe

Marking 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this interesting book The New European Left assesses the performance of the political current which has grown out of communist and other left forces. Despite expectations of the total demise of … Continue reading

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Global South – Global North intersection in one powerful photo

African migrants and refugees, caught for several hours on the border fence between Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla and Morocco, look down on white-clad golfers. (See details here)

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Regulating International Finance and the Evolving Imbalance of Capitalisms since the 1970s

This paper puts the ongoing G20 process of improving the regulation of international finance into a historically informed perspective. To understand the driving forces behind and obstacles to international cooperation in governing finance, Thomas Kalinowski (Max Planck Institute for the … Continue reading

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The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications

Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy … Continue reading

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States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

States of Credit provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. In this pioneering book, David Stasavage ( New York University) argues that unique advances in political … Continue reading

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The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur

Francesco Duina’s The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur  offers a compelling new interpretation of the proliferation of regional trade agreements (RTAs) at the end of the twentieth century. Challenging the widespread assumption that RTAs … Continue reading

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