The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic, with Paolo Gerbaudo [online event]

Wednesday, 9 February

The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic, with Paolo Gerbaudo [online event]

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What comes after Neoliberalism?

In these times of health emergency, economic collapse, populist anger and ecological threat, societies are forced to turn inward in search of protection. Neoliberalism, the ideology that presided over decades of market globalisation, is on trial, while state intervention is making a spectacular comeback amid lockdowns, mass vaccination programmes, deficit spending and climate planning.

We are joined by sociologist and political theorist Paolo Gerbaudo to explore the themes of his latest publication: The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic (Verso) in which he fleshes out the contours of the different statisms and populisms that inform contemporary politics.

The central issue in dispute is what mission the post-pandemic state should pursue and how socialists may turn the present phase of involution into an opportunity for social transformation.

SPEAKERS

Paolo Gerbaudo and more tbc

HOW TO ACCESS THIS ONLINE EVENT

An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you on the day of the event. We will use the email address used to register for this event. Confirmation emails and invitation links sometimes end up in spam folders, so please check there before emailing the shop. Thank you.

TICKET INFORMATION

If you’d like a copy of the book The Great Recoil then choose the book plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. There’s also a free access ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

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Date & Time: 

Wednesday, 9 February, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Housmans
5 Caledonian Road King's Cross
N1 9DX
United Kingdom

Directions: 

Two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals

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