Social Democracy and the Nation After the Crash
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Gamble
Chair: Professor Anne Phillips
Recorded on 17 October 2013 in Old Theatre, Old Building.
Why has the global financial crisis not revived the left? Andrew Gamble argues that the policies of the 1980s and 1990s have left social democracy disadvantaged in a period of austerity. To prosper, it must rethink the political economy of capitalism and the nation.
Andrew Gamble is head of the Department for Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Progressive Tradition: eighty years of the political quarterly and The Spectre at the Feast: capitalist crisis and the politics of recession.
The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession