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.
David Soskice has been Professor of Political Science and Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) since 2012. Before that he taught economics at Oxford, and was director of a research division at the WZB in Berlin.
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.