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Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism in a Turbulent Century

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University of Bath

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It is a widespread view that democracy and the advanced nation-state are in crisis, weakened by globalisation and undermined by global capitalism, in turn explaining rising inequality and mounting populism.

At this event David Soskice will discuss his new book, co-authored with Professor Torben Iversen, Democracy and Prosperity: The Reinvention of Capitalism in a Turbulent Century, which argues this view is wrong: advanced democracies are resilient, and their enduring historical relationship with capitalism has been mutually beneficial.

This event is part of our MSc in Public Policy Masterclass series, open to all.

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David Soskice has been School Professor of Political Science and Economics at the LSE since 2012, where his responsibilities include the promotion of interdisciplinary research. Before that he taught economics at Oxford, and was director of a research division at the WZB in Berlin. In 2016, he chaired Crossing Paths, Report of the British Academy Working Group on Interdisciplinarity.

With Wendy Carlin (UCL) he published Macroeconomics: Instability, Institutions and the Financial System (OUP, 2015). He gave the 2013 Federico Caffѐ lectures in Rome on Knowledge Economies: Winners and Losers. With Peter Hall (Harvard) he edited Varieties of Capitalism (OUP 2001). With Niki Lacey he has written several recent articles on the comparative political economy of crime and punishment, with particular reference to the US. And with Torben Iversen he has just published Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century (Princeton UP).

He is a Fellow of the British Academy (Politics, Economics and Management sections); was President of the European Political Science Association 2011-14; and is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.

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