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Albena Azmanova: Capitalism on Edge
Albena Azmanova is an associate professor in political and social thought at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies and author most recently of Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity can Achieve Radical Change without Crisis or Utopia (Columbia University Press). She talks to Robin Wilson, acting editor-in-chief of Social Europe.
Thomas Piketty: Capital and Ideology
Thomas Piketty is a French economist who is Professor of Economics at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics and Centennial Professor of Economics in the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics.
Vivien A. Schmidt: Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy
Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations, and Professor of Political Science at Boston University talks to Social Europe about Europe's crisis of legitimacy and the interrelationship between democratic legitimacy at the European level and the ongoing Eurozone crisis.
Mary Daly: Gender Inequality and Welfare States in Europe
Mary Daly, professor of sociology and social policy at the University of Oxford and author of Gender Inequality and Welfare States in Europe, talks to Social Europe about how applying a gender lens changes our understanding of the welfare state and how it should be reconstructed after the pandemic.
Social Europe Talk: Financing the EU Budget and the Recovery Plan
Listen to the latest episode of Social Europe Talk on the politics surrounding the negotiations of the EU's next multiannual financial framework and the Recovery Plan. The show, hosted by Social Europe's editor Robin Wilson, brought together Margarida Marques (Member of the European Parliament and co-rapporteur on the MFF), Kimmo Kiljunen (Member of the Grand Committee at the Parliament of Finland) and Miguel Costa Matos (Member of the Portuguese National Parliament and rapporteur
on Own Resources).
The show was organised in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Europe office.
Gabriel Zucman: The Triumph of Injustice
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Gabriel Zucman. They discuss wealth and income inequality as well as potential policy solution to address the widening gap between rich and poor.
Gabriel Zucman is the Director of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his PhD in 2013 from the Paris School of Economics and taught at the London School of Economics before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2015.
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