The Rise and Fall of the Neo-Liberal Order

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme and the Phelan United States Centre

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


Professor Gary Gerstle

Professor Gary Gerstle


Dr Robin Archer

The neoliberalism that has defined American political economy for more than four decades appears to be in terminal decline. As a new progressivism gains steam on the left, and Donald Trump gears up for a second run on the right, we are joined by Gary Gerstle to discuss his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order America and the World in the Free Market Era.

A sweeping re-interpretation of the last fifty years, the book examines how the ideology of neoliberalism became so infused in daily American life before probing what remains of the ideology and its political programs as the country—and its democracy-- enters an uncertain future.

Meet our speaker and chair

One of leading historians of American nationhood and citizenship, Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. He has published extensively on race, class and immigration in the American context, including his most recent book, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order America and the World in the Free Market Era.

Robin Archer is the Director of the postgraduate programme in political sociology and the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

More about this event

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

The Phelan United States Centre (@LSE_US) at LSE is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. 

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