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“The Return of Economic Nationalism?"

Dates:
  • Mon 22 May 2017 13.30 - 19.30
  • Tue 23 May 2017 09.00 - 15.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-05-22 13:30 2017-05-23 15:00 Europe/Paris “The Return of Economic Nationalism?"

To judge by the headlines, the age of liberal economic integration is over. From the UK's decision to leave the EU to surprise re-nationalizations of key services in some of its new member states, from the US Republicans' demands for greater isolation to the protests against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on both sides of the Atlantic, the calls to protect national economic interest are making a grand comeback.

This workshop will explore the origins and consequences of this return of the nationalist discourse in economic policy-making. Championed mostly from the far right, the mix of appeals for greater economic autonomy, sovereignty from the transnational capital and social justice has raised a daunting challenge not only to the liberals but also to the left. To what extent are these representative of broader political realignments? Which legal and political claims are being marshalled to legitimate certain interests over others? What are the forces and the coalitions that are behind the new turn to economic nationalism? And most importantly, to what extent have they actually challenged the current liberal regime governing the exchange of goods and capital?

The issues outlined above lie at the intersection of political science, economic sociology, and law, and to address them this workshop proposes to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. In addition to contributions dealing with the current wave of economic nationalism, we also welcome participants who can add a historical dimension to our understanding of this problem.
SPS researchers can gain 10 credits by presenting ongoing research on one of the panels, acting as panel discussant, or submitting a paper on the topic and questions raised at the workshop.

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

To judge by the headlines, the age of liberal economic integration is over. From the UK's decision to leave the EU to surprise re-nationalizations of key services in some of its new member states, from the US Republicans' demands for greater isolation to the protests against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on both sides of the Atlantic, the calls to protect national economic interest are making a grand comeback.

This workshop will explore the origins and consequences of this return of the nationalist discourse in economic policy-making. Championed mostly from the far right, the mix of appeals for greater economic autonomy, sovereignty from the transnational capital and social justice has raised a daunting challenge not only to the liberals but also to the left. To what extent are these representative of broader political realignments? Which legal and political claims are being marshalled to legitimate certain interests over others? What are the forces and the coalitions that are behind the new turn to economic nationalism? And most importantly, to what extent have they actually challenged the current liberal regime governing the exchange of goods and capital?

The issues outlined above lie at the intersection of political science, economic sociology, and law, and to address them this workshop proposes to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. In addition to contributions dealing with the current wave of economic nationalism, we also welcome participants who can add a historical dimension to our understanding of this problem.
SPS researchers can gain 10 credits by presenting ongoing research on one of the panels, acting as panel discussant, or submitting a paper on the topic and questions raised at the workshop.


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Prof. Dorothee Bohle (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Vera Scepanovic (EUI - Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme)
Max Weber Fellow Line Rennwald

Contact:
Jennifer Rose Dari (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

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