Streaming audio: The Eurozone Crisis: To what degree are E.U. institutions and power relations to blame?, March 21, 2012 – 12:30 to 2:00pm
This year’s final lecture in the series “Whose (De)Fault is it Anyway? – The EU Crisis in Historical and Comparative Perspective” was given by Prof. George Ross (ad personam Chaire Jean Monnet and Visitng Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal) on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
The lecture was entitled“The Eurozone Crisis: To what degree are E.U. institutions and power relations to blame?” and it is available in streaming audio at the following link:
Abstract: The Eurozone mess is obviously an important stage in today’s global capitalist financial crisis. This is far from being the full story, however, The institutions and power relations of the European Union have also been major culprits, transforming what might have been controllable problems into major threats to all of us. Discussing this story within the story and reflecting on what it means for the future of the EU are the main aims of this talk.
George Ross is Morris Hillquit Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University (USA), faculty associate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and presently ad personam Chaire Jean Monnet and Visitng Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal. He has been Chair of the European Union Studies Association (2003-2005) and chair of the Council for European Studies (1990-1997). He is an editor of French Politics Culture and Society, Sociologie du Travail, Contemporary European Politics, and the Journal of European Integration. His honors and awards include the title of officier of the French Ordre des Palmes Academiques,and a Chaire Franqui from the Fondation Franqui of Belgium. His most recent books include The European Union and its Crises Through the Eyes of the Brussels Elite (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), What is Left of the Left?, edited with James Cronin and James Shoch (Duke University Press, 2011), Euros and Europeans: EMU and the European Model of Society, with Andrew Martin et al (Oxford University Press, 2005); Brave New World of European Labor with Andrew Martin, et al (New York: Berghahn, 1999); Jacques Delors and European Integration (Cambridge, England and New York: Polity/Oxford University Press, 1995); European Politics in Transition, with Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger et al (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
This lecture series is a presentation of EUCE York and the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society at Osgoode Hall Law School and is intended to explore the intimidating dimensions of the European financial crisis from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including financial and economic history, political theory and European integration.
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Location: 305 York Lanes