‘This lecture will address populism and anti-cosmopolitanism in the post-Brexit era, arguing that a core cause of current malaise is a crisis within economic liberalism. The concept of Neo-liberalism was evolved in the 1930s, not only to defend the liberal market and its constitution, but also to act as a bulwark against the Europe of the dictators. Modern economic liberalism, by contrast, has lost its founding mission and normative outlook. In this setting, the urgent task for a (liberal) political right, but also for a political left, is one of identifying an escape from societas economicus through the refounding of economic liberalism within society, politics and the constitution.’
Date: 24th January 2017, 6.15-7.30pm
Location: SW1.17, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London, London WC2R 2LS
Charge: Free, registration required
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