Join us for a lunch talk by Patrick Le Gales. In Reconfiguring European States in Crisis, Le Gales argues that European states are being transformed by the process of globalization, by their interdependence with capitalism and by the internal dynamics of rationalization, organization and new policy instruments. They are also being redefined by the decreasing role of war and the increasing role of internal security. Alongside these factors, European states are facing fiscal, immigration, and security crises, all with consequences for state legitimacy.
Patrick Le Gales is CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, at Sciences Po Paris, Centre d’etudes europeennes, and founding Dean of Sciences, Po Urban School. His many publications include: European Cities (OUP 2002), The New Labour Experiment (with Florence Faucher, Stanford UP 2010), and Globalising Minds, Roots in the City (with Alberta Andreotti & Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes, Wiley 2015).
Moderated by Cathie Jo Martin, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University.