Authoritarian Liberalism and the Transformation of Modern Europe

4 October 2021


Michael Wilkinson's recently discussed his latest book, Authoritarian Liberalism and the Transformation of Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2021) on the 'Review of Democracy' podcast. Dr Wilkinson's book recounts the transformation of Europe from the post-war era until the Euro-crisis, using the tools of constitutional analysis and critical theory. The central claim is twofold: Europe has been gradually reconstituted in a manner that combines political authoritarianism with economic liberalism and that this order is now in a critical condition.

Click here for the interview.

Update, January 2021: The Review of Democracy has also selected Dr Wilkinson's book as one of the key books of 2021 on the Future of Europe and the Rule of Law - click here to see the full list of titles.