Editing and interviews: Rex Panneman.
This podcast series consists of interviews with original thinkers who put the contemporary world in a wider perspective. Guests include scholars both from the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Special attention is paid to issues at the interface between politics and economics. The podcast aims at making academic research available to a broad audience, ranging from interested members of the public to students and scholars.
Special thanks to Thomas van Gaalen for his work on the logo of the podcast.
Wolfgang Streeck - The Return of Capitalism
After the Second World War, capitalism became embedded in national structures, most prominently the welfare state. From the 1970s onwards, however, capitalism broke through these post-war constraints. The rise of neoliberalism resulted in welfare cuts, privatisation and deregulation across the Western world. Why did this 'return of capitalism' happen? Were these developments inevitable? These are the main themes of this conversation with Professor Wolfgang Streeck.
Interview and editing: Rex Panneman
Student Economic and Social History at Utrecht University, The Netherlands