CSE Hosts Webinar on Neoliberalism & Democracy in Europe

On April 23, 2021, the Center for the Study of Europe (CSE), an affiliated center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted an event titled “Neoliberals and Direct Democracy in the European Union.”

During the event, Quinn Slobodian, Associate Professor of History at Wellesley College, described the embrace of direct democracy by the political right in Europe, most notably in the Brexit process, as a weapon against the state, challenging the claim that neoliberalism is inherently “anti-democratic.” Andrei Mamolea, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School, responded.

A recording of the event can be viewed below.

The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; as well as through its recent emergence as a new kind of international form through the European Union (EU). Operationally, the center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through coordination of teaching missions, support of research, community-building among faculty and students, and outreach beyond the University. Visit the center’s website for more.