The EU and Global Capitalism: Origins, Development, Crisis

Muirhead Tower - Room 113
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Wednesday 18th October 2017 (15:00-17:00)
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Chair: David Bailey (POLSIS).

Speakers: Professor Magnus Ryner (Kings College London) 

The European Union has faced ongoing crisis since 2010, most obviously exacerbated now with the threat of disintegration posed by Brexit. Professor Magnus Ryner presents some of the key themes from his book, co-authored with Alan Cafruny, which seeks to address the historical development of the EU and its position within global capitalism, and the way in which this has resulted in crisis. The book focuses on a number of questions central to contemporary Europe: Does the EU help or hinder Europe's 'social models' to face the challenges of globalization? Does the EU represent a break from Europe's imperial past? What were the causes of the Eurozone crisis?

POLSIS hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone.