A book talk with author Mabel Berezin (Cornell University, Sociology) and discussant John Agnew (UCLA, Geography)
‘Mabel Berezin’s brilliant new book offers a subtle but penetrating explanation for the rise of right-wing populist movements in wealthy nations. The imposition of neoliberal models of economic development requires elites to renegotiate the social contract between citizens and the state, thereby creating a climate of insecurity and vulnerability that nationalist politicians exploit to win elections and gain power. Her insightful analysis reveals that neo-fascist, anti-immigrant movements are not just blind expressions of ancient prejudices, but sociologically predictable consequences of a globalizing world order.’ Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies
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