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Democracy and Prosperity: reinventing capitalism through a turbulent century [Audio]

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Speaker(s): Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Torben Iversen, Professor David Soskice | 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 Torben Iversen and David Soskice will discuss their new book, 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. Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute at LSE. Torben Iversen is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University and BP Centennial Professor at LSE. David Soskice is School Professor of Political Science and Economics and Research Director of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE and Director of the International Inequalities Institute. The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities)at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

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