Tuesday 30 June 2020, 16.00-17.30 (UK Time)/ 18.00-19.30 (GR Time)
From strict lockdowns and school shutdowns to fostering self-responsibility, governments have taken different paths to fight the pandemic. Some of these differences seem consistent with different national traditions or cultural frames. Yet, governments have also achieved very different results in managing the pandemic that contradict images of government performance. What should we make of this? Are our stereotypes wrong? At the same time, the economic impact of the pandemic seems to be transforming assumptions about fiscal discipline and the role of the state in the economy. Are we converging around a new activism for the state? Are we sharing a paradigmatic shift? Are north-south differences in Europe disappearing? What should we expect of our governments now?
Speakers: George Gerapetritis, Minister of State, Hellenic Republic Bo Rothstein, August Röhss Chair in Political Science, University of Gothenburg Amy Verdun, Professor in European Politics and Political Economy, Leiden University
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE The event is open to all; registration is required.
Registrations will open on Tuesday 23 June after 10am