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Book launch: 'The Disintegration of Euro-Atlanticism and New Authoritarianism: Global Power-Shift'

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International experts launch new book on international politics and economies

Professor Vassilis K. Fouskas, Professor of International Politics & Economics and Director of STAMP (Centre for the Study of States, Markets and People), and Professor Bülent Gökay, Professor of International Relations at Keele University are launching their new book at the University of East London on 14 November, entitled 'The Disintegration of Euro-Atlanticism and New Authoritarianism: Global Power-Shift'. 

The book examines the breakdown of Euro-Atlantic economies and the power-shift to China and other Asian political economies. In this context, it analyses the crisis of globalisation and European integration, and explains the complex set of reasons that led to Brexit. 

The authors shed light on the way in which western states respond to their own economic crisis and argue that their policy responses are deeply authoritarian, regressive and premised on harsh austerity. The book will appeal to students, scholars and policy-makers across the fields of International Political Economy, European Politics and Critical Social and Political Theory.

Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, Senior Lecturer in Macro-Economics and Applied Econometrics will chair the panel, which includes Professor Gilbert Achcar from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and Professor Werner Bonefeld from the University of York. 

The panel will discuss the book’s findings and its relevance in understanding contemporary political and economic affairs. In particular, they will point out the impact the book has made in the wider academic community, as it synthesizes the crisis of the West in a historical perspective and the rise of China and other Asian economies. This work completes a trilogy by the authors on the subject, their previous books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese.

The event will take place from 4pm to 6pm at the University Square campus, 1 Salway Road, London E15 1NF (room 4.15). The authors will sign copies before and after the event in room 4.10.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

University Square Stratford

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