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17:30 - 19:00 30 January 2014

Making Capitalism Fit for Society - Discussion with Colin Crouch


131 A V Hill Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

David Coen, Head of School of Public Policy, UCL
Helen Thompson, Cambridge University
Andrew Gamble, Cambridge University
Will Hutton, Oxford University
Tony Wright, UCL and Birkbeck

The Political Quarterly, in conjunction with the Department of Political Science / School of Public Policy at UCL and The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck are hosting a public debate about Colin Crouch's new book Making Capitalism Fit for Society.

In his book, Colin offers ways of challenging neo-liberalism. He argues that accepting capitalism need not mean we have to accept the full neo-liberal agenda of unfettered markets and absent social provision. He offers instead a vision of a more assertive social democracy with a range of policy options. The book builds on the ideas that Colin has been developing and advocating since his Post Democracy (2004). It has attracted considerable attention in Germany, Austria and Scandinavia where its proposals are being debated across the political left. We think that the debate should be brought to the UK.


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)207 679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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