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ADGRC Seminar Series | Liberalizing Partners: A European history of Austerity in Africa

Dates:
  • Tue 05 Nov 2019 15.00 - 16.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-05 15:00 2019-11-05 16:30 Europe/Paris ADGRC Seminar Series | Liberalizing Partners: A European history of Austerity in Africa

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, austerity has become ubiquitous across Europe, as governments from Greece to Germany prioritize budgetary discipline over social spending. Despite ongoing debates over its destructive impact, austerity’s intellectual trajectory remains largely hidden. In this seminar, Phd candidate from New York University Sven van Mourik asks what lessons we can draw from the Lomé IV Convention of the 1990s, when EU bureaucrats first embraced “structural adjustment” (a mix of austerity, privatization, and trade liberalization) as a development strategy for the Global South.

Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa. DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, austerity has become ubiquitous across Europe, as governments from Greece to Germany prioritize budgetary discipline over social spending. Despite ongoing debates over its destructive impact, austerity’s intellectual trajectory remains largely hidden. In this seminar, Phd candidate from New York University Sven van Mourik asks what lessons we can draw from the Lomé IV Convention of the 1990s, when EU bureaucrats first embraced “structural adjustment” (a mix of austerity, privatization, and trade liberalization) as a development strategy for the Global South.


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

Affiliation:
Historical Archives

Type:
Seminar series

Discussant:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Contact:
Micol Visciano - Send a mail

Speaker:
Ph.D. candidate in Modern European History van Mourik Sven (New York University)

Links:
The ADGRC Seminar Series
The Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre
 
 
 

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