The New Political Capitalism

Hosted by the Department of Economics

Online and in-person public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)


Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia

Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia


Professor Michael Barzelay

Professor Michael Barzelay

Join Joe Zammit-Lucia and Michael Barzelay in conversation as they explore Joe's recent book, The New Political Capitalism - How businesses and societies can thrive in a deeply politicized world.

We are transitioning from the age of financialised capitalism to one of political capitalism. The discussion will explore how political issues ranging from geopolitical rivalry to climate and environment to culture wars to wealth inequality to diversity and inclusion are now affecting every aspect of business activity and increasingly taking priority over economic considerations. Which businesses and brands can adapt appropriately and thrive in the emerging era - and how?

Meet our speaker and chair

Joe Zammit-Lucia (@joezl) is an adviser to business leaders on governance, strategy and operations in the rapidly changing socio-cultural-political environment. Following an executive career in multinational business, he founded his own management advisory firm with offices in Cambridge, New York and Tokyo. He co-founded RADIX – a public policy think tank based in London and the RADIX Centre for Business, Politics & Society based in Amsterdam. He is on the advisory boards of The Singapore Forum for Long Term Investors and CEO World Magazine.

Michael Barzelay is Professor of Public Management in the Department of Management at LSE and is affiliated with the Department of Government. He is Co-Editor Emeritus of Governance and author of numerous books including The Politicized Market Economy: Alcohol in Brazil’s Energy Strategy and Preparing for the Future: Strategic Planning in the U.S. Air Force. 

More about this event

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You can order the book The New Political Capitalism: How Businesses and Societies Can Thrive in a Deeply Politicized World (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.

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