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The World at a Crossroads: rethinking development and democracy

Manfred Bienefeld, Carleton University, will look at the economic results of US and UK intervention in the Middle East in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 20 May. 

Professor Bienefeld argues that the US/UK intervention in the Middle East has brought the global economy to the brink of a precipice. The neoliberal international system that emerged from the ashes of the original Bretton Woods system in 1973, is now stretched to breaking point economically, politically, ideologically and even militarily. 

A dramatic resolution of the resulting contradictions now seems inevitable and it is likely to bring the nation state back to centre stage. But in what form? And with what consequences for development, and for democracy?

Manfred Bienefeld is professor of economics at the School of Public Administration, Carleton University. 

The World at a Crossroads: rethinking development and democracy is on Thursday 20 May at 6pm in the New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 

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To request a press seat for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

17 May 2004

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