Professor Ronen Palan from the School of Government and Society gives his Inaugural Lecture.
It was only yesterday that political scientists debated the possibility of state decline under the pressures of ever-expanding global markets, to have woken up to the realities of the 21st century. The world scene today is dominated by giant political-economic organisations, the US, the EU, China, soon to be joined by India, and possibly other powers. This lecture, given by Professor Ronen Palan, develops evolutionary themes such as co-evolution, institutional aggregation, institutional stress, and cumulative causation as a framework to analyse the cause and possible consequences of geo-political reorganisation of the world on such a grand scale.
A reception will be held following this lecture in the Business School Atrium.
Cost: Free of charge