2018 11th Annual Wheelwright Lecture in Political Economy
Alfredo Saad-Filho (Professor of Political Economy, SOAS, University of London)
Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
30 August, 2018: 6:00 – 7:30pm (drinks and bookstall in the Foyer beforehand from 5:15).
The Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Rising Tide of Authoritarianism
Global neoliberalism is in crisis: the deepest economic collapse since the Great Depression has been followed by a ‘Great Stagnation’ with no end in sight. At the same time, democracies around the world are succumbing to a wave of authoritarianism without precedent in the postwar era. This lecture reviews the causes, severity and implications of the twin crises of neoliberalism, examines the prospects for the end of neoliberalism, and suggests strategies to support democracy and progressive economic policies.
The previous Wheelwright Lectures have been delivered by Walden Bello (2008), Jim Stanford (2009), Fred Block (2010), Sheila Dow (2011), Diane Elson (2012), Susan George (2013), Leo Panitch (2014), Erik Olin Wright (2015), David Ruccio (2016), and Katherine Gibson (2017).
Registration is available HERE