Research on Money and Finance (RMF) at SOAS and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities are organising a roundtable event.
The event will explore themes from the widely read RMF report 'Eurozone in Crisis: Beggar Thyself and Thy Neighbour'. It will also contribute to the debate on the social, political and economic aspects of the Eurozone crisis that was launched by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Since the start of 2010 the Eurozone crisis has become progressively deeper, threatening the existence of the euro as well as the coherence of the European Union. The crisis poses questions of economic malfunctioning and austerity policies imposed on several European countries, but also of democracy and state relations within the European Union. The roundtable will consider these issues from a variety of radical perspectives.Participants includeCostas Lapavitsas, SOAS, 'Reform or Exit from the Eurozone?''George Irvin, SOAS, 'Costs and Benefits of Default'Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck, 'The Democratic Deficit within the Eurozone'Stathis Kouvelakis, King's College, 'The Eurozone Crisis as a Crisis of the State''Alex Callinicos, King's College, 'Political Implications of the Eurozone Crisis'CHAIR: Larry Elliott, Guardian Newspaper.Date and Time: June 2nd, 6-8Venue: Rm B33, Birkbeck College, Mallet St. WC1