The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence seeks to advance a critical debate on the new political economy of Europe. We are based at Dublin's European Institute (DEI) at University College Dublin. The DEI is the oldest and largest university centre for research on European politics in the Republic of Ireland. In this podcast we interview scholars, journalists, policymakers, and activists. Our focus is on the Centre's three key research themes: economic governance, democratic legitimacy, and protest and politics across in Europe and further afield. The podcast is recorded and produced by Aidan Regan, Andrew Fogarty, and Jorge Tamames.
EP15: Kevin Cunningham - Income inequality, class voting, and political conflict in Europe
Income inequality, class voting, and political conflict in Europe
EP14: Eoin Ó Broin - Are Sinn Féin a Left Populist Party?
Aidan Regan discusses left populism and Irish politics with Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Govt and Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West.
EP13: Stephanie L. Mudge - Democracy Is Not A Marketplace
How did centre-left parties evolve throughout the Twentieth Century? Why is the present era of centre-left neoliberalism so different from postwar Keynesianism or the socialist period prior to the 1930s? And what does it mean for voters who expect...
EP12: Eric Lonergan - Angrynomics
Aidan Regan talks with economist, writer, and hedge fund manager Eric Lonergan about his new book, Angrynomics (co-written with friend of the show Mark Blyth). Why do our modern economies produce so many angry people? What are the macro-drivers of public anger and the micro-stressors of private anger? Can policies that look beyond traditional political cleavages and economic orthodoxy help us get out of this mess?
EP11: Jonathan Hopkin - Anti-system Politics
Anti-system politics and economic inequality in the West.
EP10: Manuela Moschella - Central Banking
Independent technocrats? Prof Aidan Regan and Prof Manuella Moschella discuss the brave new world of central banking.