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In Conversation: Book talk with Albena Azmanova, Capitalism on Edge: on the changing shape of globalisation and the chances for progressive radicalism

When Dec 11, 2020
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Zoom - details will be sent out in advance of the event.
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In her new book Capitalism on Edge (Columbia University Press, 2020), Albena Azmanova has argued that the 21st century has inaugurated a new stage in the life of global capitalism. Neoliberalism has been replaced by a yet darker entity, what she calls ‘precarity capitalism’, marked by the massive spread of insecurity for the 99 per cent: for rich and poor, men and women, the well-educated and the poorly skilled, insiders and newcomers. This, Azmanova argues, creates an unprecedented opportunity for victorious radical politics. She will discuss the themes of her book with James Galbraith and Marshall Auerback. 

Please register for the event via the following page:

https://www.humanmovement.cam.ac.uk/events/event-rego

 

Albena Azmanova is Reader in Political and Social Theory at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. Her research spans political sociology and social theory and focuses on social justice and judgment, modern ideologies and the transformations of capitalism. She is Member of the Independent Commission for Sustainable Equality, European Parliament. https://www.azmanova.com/

 

Discussants:

James K. Galbraith is professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin and directs the University of Texas Inequality Project. He is member of the executive committee of the World Economics Association and member of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is one of America’s most prominent left economists, a prolific author and active public intellectual. 

 Marshall Auerback is Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and fellow of Economists for Peace and Security. He is a policy analysist and commentator and a regular contributor to Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

Additional materials:

The book's web page: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/capitalism-on-edge/9780231195379

Here is Galbraith's book review “The Pandemic and Capitalism,” and the interview at Project Syndicate where he describes the book as the 'big-think book of our time' (links are embedded).