14 AND 15 APRIL 2016
Venue: Convent dels Àngels Auditoruim
THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2016, 7 pm
The hollowing out of democracy, the crisis of capitalism and the construction of Europe
In English with simultaneous translation.
FRIDAY 15 APRIL 2016, 10 am TO 1 pm
European dilemmas: the policies of austerity and the construction of European democracy
In English without simultaneous translation.
In these sessions, the objective is to understand the situation of multiple institutional crisis in which the project of the European Union finds itself and the way it is supported by the systemic crisis of capitalism and the bifurcations facing the global economy and, therefore, the dominant European classes and elites. Another aim is to analyse the various scenarios into which the European project could venture in order to break the current impasse; to discuss possible policy initiatives for devising a pragmatic and effective course of political action that introduces a new political and constitutional order; and to analyse the characteristics of the political forces that would be able to carry out these tasks.
Wolfgang Streeck is Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, a lecturer in sociology at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and an honorary member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. His recent publications include: Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy (2010), Politics in the Age of Austerity (2013) and Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism (2014).
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