Join us for this event about Peter Trubowitz’s and Brian Burgoon’s new book, Geopolitics and Democracy.
In Geopolitics and Democracy, Peter Trubowitz and Brian Burgoon provide a new explanation of why the liberal international order has buckled under the pressures of anti-globalist political forces. They trace the anti-globalist backlash to foreign policy decisions made by Western leaders in the decade after the Cold War’s end. These decisions sought to globalize markets and pool national sovereignty at the supranational level while undercutting social protections at home—a combination of policies that succeeded in expanding the Western liberal order, but at the cost of mounting public discontent and political fragmentation. This roundtable will discuss the book and its broader implications for democracy and the liberal order going forward.
Meet our speakers and chair
Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the politics of economic globalization, immigration, inequality, and welfare and labor-market policy. His work has been published in leading journals in political science, economics, sociology, European studies and international.
Michael Cox is an Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. He was a Founding Director of LSE IDEAS and currently sits on the steering committee of the Ralph Miliband Programme. He has also served as Chair of the United States Discussion Group at Chatham House, as Senior Fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, and as Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research.
Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) is the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government at LSE. She is the Chair of the European Election Studies, an EU-wide project studying voters, parties, candidates and the media in European Parliamentary elections, and the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project EUDEMOS: Constrained Democracy: Citizens’ Responses to Limited Political Choice in the European Union.
Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Phelan US Centre at LSE and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. His research largely focuses on issues of international security and US foreign policy. His other books include Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft and Defining the National Interest: Conflict and Change in American Foreign Policy.
Leslie Vinjamuri (@londonvinjamuri) is Reader in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Studies & Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS and Director of the US and the Americas programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. Leslie is Deputy Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and a Trustee of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS and the LSE Phelan United States Centre and Vice President of the Board of the Institute for Integrated Transitions.
Jeffrey Chwieroth (@jmchwieroth) is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At LSE he is also a research associate of the Systemic Risk Centre. He also currently serves as Head of Department. His research has been supported by grants from the Australian Research Council, the AXA Research Fund, the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Economic and Social Research Council.More about this event
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