The Second Great Crash: the political consequences of the financial crisis
For fifteen years after the end of the cold war between the Soviet Union and the West in 1991 the rich countries of the capitalist West enjoyed a remarkable feast. That feast is now over. It ended in the great financial crash of 2007 and 2008. During 2009 a wider crisis has been developing, with the onset of a major global recession, growing fears of a new protectionism in trade and finance, and increasing social and political unrest in many countries. This lecture asks how the crisis originated, what the possible consequences are, how far it might go, and what can be done about it.
Andrew Gamble is Professor of Politics and a Fellow of Queens' College at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and joint editor of The Political Quarterly. He has published widely on British politics, public policy, and political economy. In 2005 he was awarded the PSA Isaiah Berlin prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies.
For more information on this event please contact Josie Kelly. To book a place, please contact Jean Hasson in University Communications.
This event is sponsored by the Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (LEGS) Group at Aston Business School.