The Rise of the European Consolidation State
Seminar with Wolfgang Streeck, Lars Mjøset and Jon Erik Dølvik
The ongoing shift towards what Wolfgang Streeck refers to as a consolidation state involves a deep rebuilding of the political institutions of postwar democratic capitalism and its international order. He argues that this is the case in particular in Europe, where consolidation coincides with an unprecedented increase in the scale of political rule under European Monetary Union and with the transformation of the latter into an asymmetric fiscal stabilization regime.
Wolfgang Streeck is Professor of sociology and director of the Max Planck Institute at the University of Cologne. In this seminar, Streeck will focus on the developing structure of the new consolidation regime in Europe and its consequences for the relationship between capitalism and democracy.
Professor of sociology at the University of Oslo Lars Mjøset and senior researcher Jon Erik Dølvik of Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research will comment on the lecture. The seminar is moderated by researcher in Manifest Analyse Ingrid Wergeland.
The seminar ends at 13.00 and is open to everyone – no registration required. Wolfgang Streeck will also participate in a conversation with Sten Inge Jørgensen later the same day.