The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic, with Paolo Gerbaudo, Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, and Kate Aronoff
What comes after Neoliberalism?
In these times of health emergency, economic collapse, populist anger and ecological threat, societies are forced to turn inward in search of protection. Neoliberalism, the ideology that presided over decades of market globalisation, is on trial, while state interventionism is making a spectacular comeback amid lockdowns, mass vaccination programmes, deficit spending and climate planning. The central social dilemma of our times is what mission the post-pandemic state should pursue and how socialists may turn the present phase of involution into an opportunity for social transformation. The author Paolo Gerbaudo will be in conversation with Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti and Kate Aronoff.
Mingling will start at 6PM, and the conversation will begin at 6:30PM.
Paolo Gerbaudo is a sociologist and political theorist at Scuola Normale Superiore in Italy and King’s College London working on social movements, political parties and online political discourse. He is the author of Tweets and the Streets (2012), The Mask and the Flag (2017), The Digital Party (2019) and The Great Recoil (2021).
Carlo Invernizzi Accetti is Associate Professor of Political Science at CUNY – City College and Visiting Professor of European Politics at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His most recent book is ‘Technopopulism. The New Logic of Democratic Politics’ (Oxford University Press, 2021).
Kate Aronoff is a staff writer at The New Republic covering climate and energy, and the author of Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet–And How We Fight Back.