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Friends of Sustainable Romania project:







The Structural Crisis of Europe: Three Exit Scenarios

In the aftermath of the recent economic crisis, it became quite clear that neoliberalism, in particular its radical version followed during the sovereign debt crisis management, reached its economic, social and political limits. In principle, this opens the door to new, progressive reforms. In practice, the most successful forms of anti-neoliberal mobilization come rather from the extreme right. Today, the prevailing reality of economic policies is not the 2010 textbook neoliberalism, but a hybrid of ideas about austerity, trade unions’ dissolution, precarious work acceptance, on one hand, and on the other hand ideas regarding the financial capital state control, like in Cyprus, the attack against the fiscal paradises, like in Ireland, unorthodox economic policies of the Central European Bank. Hunted by economic stagnation, by a large social tragedy, by a toxic financial sector and by a resurgence of the far right, comparable with the one from the ‘30s, the neoliberalism will have either to radically transform itself or, in not, the emerging political barbarism will engulf democracy. Against this background, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania and the Faculty of European Studies of Babes Bolyai University organize a public event for exploring the directions and policies that look for an alternative economic model to the actual neoliberal system, which will safeguard the European project, as well as the democracy itself.


About the speaker


Cornel Ban is Assistant Professor at Boston University, where e teaches international political economy. Cornel Ban’s research area are the liberal neo-developmentalist political economy, the sovereign debt crises and austerity in authoritarian regimes, and the diffusion of German economic ideas at the European periphery. He is the author of the book “Ruling Ideas: How Global Economic Paradigms Go Local”, Oxford University Press 2016 and “Dependenta si Dezvoltare. Economia politica a capitalismului romanesc”, Editura Tact, 2014.


Victoria Stoiciu, email: victoria(dot)stoiciu(at)fes(dot)ro, telefon: 021 2110 982
27 October 2016, Cluj Napoca, starting with 16:00

Faculty of European Studies, Babes Bolyai University
Robert Schuman hall of the Faculty of European Studies Emanuel de Martonne street, no 1, Cluj Napoca