Transnational Cooperation of the Southern European Radical Left

Date and time
31 Jan 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Organiser
Europa Research Group
Location
Appleton Tower (Room M2B)
People

The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

United We Stand?
The Transnational Cooperation of the Southern European Radical Left in Times of Crisis

Vladimir Bortun
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Portsmouth

Tuesday 31 January 2017
5.15pm to 6.15pm

Appleton Tower
Room M2B

This presentation will begin with a provisional attempt to define – in contrast to much of the current literature – the new left to-the-left-of-social-democracy that emerged in the EU at the turn of the millenium. It will then focus on the most successful new left parties in Southern Europe: Bloco (Portugal), Syriza (Greece) and Podemos (Spain). After comparing them, it will consider their transnational cooperation since the start of the Eurozone crisis in 2009, which would reasonably be expected to have increased. It will set out the factors, obstacles and prospects for that cooperation, particularly in the light of the 2015 clash between the Syriza government and the troika, and subsequent developments in the wider European left.

Prof Luke March | Discussant
Professor of Post-Soviet and Comparative Politics
Deputy Director, Princess Dashkova Russian Centre
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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