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What comes after neoliberalism?

Post-covid politics and the return of state interventionism

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17 January 2022

17:00 - 18:30 CET


Sala Europa

Villa Schifanoia

Join the Political Economy Working Group and Paolo Gerbaudo as he discusses his research on post-covid politics.

For many decades neoliberalism served as a short-hand to indicate the dominant consensus around free markets and low state intervention. Yet, the great financial crisis of 2008 and the pandemic have seen a return of forms of state interventionism at all levels - from Keynesian deficit-spending, to massive vaccination campaigns to end with investments to deal with climate change and accelerate the green transition. Drawing on the argument of the book "The Great Recoil: Politics After Populism and Pandemic" Paolo Gerbaudo will argue that we are witnessing a durable re-ordering of ideological and policy coordinates bound to shape politics in the 2020s with issues of security, protection and control at its centre.

Paolo Gerbaudo is a sociologist and political theorist. He is the author of Tweets and the Streets (2012), The Mask and the Flag (2017), The Digital Party (2019) and The Great Recoil (2021). 

This is a hybrid event. Please register as in person places are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.



Dr. Paolo Gerbaudo (Kingʼs College London)

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