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BOOK LAUNCH | Reclaiming the State by William Mitchell and Thomas Fazi

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Newington Green Unity Church

39a Newington Green

Stoke Newington

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N16 9PR

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Join us for this special event marking the launch of Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World by William Mitchell and Thomas Fazi, published by Pluto Press.

The crisis of the neoliberal order has resuscitated a political idea widely believed to be consigned to the dustbin of history. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash engulfing the West all involve a yearning for a relic of the past: national sovereignty.

In response to these challenging times, economist William Mitchell and political theorist Thomas Fazi reconceptualise the nation state as a vehicle for progressive change. They show how despite the ravages of neoliberalism, the state still contains resources for democratic control of a nation’s economy and finances. The populist turn provides an opening to develop an ambitious but feasible left political strategy.

Reclaiming the State offers an urgent, provocative and prescient political analysis of our current predicament, and lays out a comprehensive strategy for revitalising progressive economics in the 21st century.

The event will be chaired by Adam Ramsay, Professor of Law at LSE.

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William Mitchell is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of various books including Eurozone Dystopia (Elgar, 2015) and Reclaiming the State (Pluto, 2017). He is considered one of the world’s leading heterodox economists and his ideas have been adopted by the Labour Party.

Thomas Fazi is a writer, journalist, translator and researcher. His articles have appeared in numerous publications. He is the author of The Battle for Europe (Pluto, 2014) and Reclaiming the State, co-authored with Bill Mitchell (Pluto, 2017).

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Getting to the venue:

Train - 10 minute walk from Canonbury (Overground)

Buses - 21, 73, 141, 236, 341, 476


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