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
This episode’s guest is Kevin Cunningham, lecturer in politics at Technological University Dublin. Aidan Regan and him debate the ways in which different social cleavages—age, income, gender, occupation—structure voting patterns in countries like Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the US.
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.
–Check out Ó Broin's latest book on public housing here: https://irishacademicpress.ie/product/home-why-public-housing-is-the-answer/
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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 social democratic parties to deliver social justice and fight economic inequality? To answer these questions, Aidan Regan talks with University of California, Davis professor Stephanie L. Mudge about her 2018 book, Leftism Reinvented.
Get the book! https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674971813&content=bios
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EP12: Eric Lonergan - Angrynomics
We are back from a Covid-induced pause! 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?
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Get the book: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/angrynomics/9781788212793
Our previous podcast with Mark Blyth: https://soundcloud.com/user-453028269/3-mark-blyth-austerity-bad-ideas-populism-and-other-perils
EP11: Jonathan Hopkin - Anti-system Politics
During the 2020 Winter School for PhD candidates, LSE Associate Professor Jonathan Hopkin joined us to discuss his forthcoming book on anti-system politics and economic inequality in the West. Jonathan and Aidan Regan discuss whether it's cultural changes or neoliberalism that drive anti-system parties of the left and right, as well as the relationship between welfare states and party politics.
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMjTbbz7UQ&feature=youtu.be
The book: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/anti-system-politics-9780190699765?cc=us&lang=en&
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EP10: Manuela Moschella - Central Banking
👀📺 Watch the episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKVjBSDqMB6w9Sy72gTrfaM7Mzjjknje In this episode, Prof Aidan Regan sat down with Prof Manuella Moschella to discuss her book project on the brave new world of central banking. The book argues that the financial crisis spurred central banks across the world to act irresponsibly by committing huge sums of public money to save the private sector. This was an unintended consequence of the crisis.
But it now means that the credibility of central bankers as "independent technocrats" with no role to play in distributing economic resources is tarnished. Aidan and Manuella ask if central bankers are now directly involved in distributional politics, what does this mean for the future of central banking?
Will central banks try to rebuild their reputation as independent technocrats? Or will they start getting involved in new forms of economic decision making, including, but not limited to, tackling climate change?
Manuela Moschella is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Scuola Normale Superiore. Her research focuses on the relationship between technocracy and politics, the role of institutions and economic ideas in economic policymaking, the politics of macroeconomic and financial regulatory choices, and the behaviour of international organisations.
Ongoing research projects examine monetary policy convergence in the advanced economies and the political determinants of international macroeconomic cooperation.
Prof Moschella is interested in supervising empirically-oriented, comparative research in areas related to International organisations and negotiations; The politics of macroeconomic decision-making and financial regulation; European Monetary Union