Examining the Baltic States through national level studies connected within a European and global political economy, Professor Woolfson highlights the profound vulnerabilities created by unwavering commitment to liberalised economies, not least in terms of the significant ‘exit’ of their labour forces and consequent population loss.
Looking beyond basic financial metrics, he provides evidence of the damaging economic and social consequences of austerity measures based on ‘internal devaluation’ and argues that they are compromising prospects for successful integration in the now- faltering European project that has departed from its ‘Social Model’ roots.
About the author
Charles Woolfson is Professor of Labour Studies at Linköping University, Sweden and Professorial Visiting Fellow,
Industrial Relations Research Centre, Australian School of Business.
Professor Woolfson is Co-Editor with Jeffrey Sommers of The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model (Routledge, May 2014) with a Foreword by James Galbraith.
Author website: http://www.isv.liu.se/medarbetare-vid-isv/woolfson-charles?l=en
When : Tuesday, 17 June 2014: 12–2pm (Presentation starts 12.30pm; Q and A from 1.30pm)
Where : Business Lounge Floor 6, Australian School of Business, Western Lobby Building E12, UNSW Kensington, Sydney NSW 2052
Cost : Free. Light refreshments provided.
RSVP : Elizabeth Lawler, Australian School of Business by 10 June (ASBMediaandComms@unsw.edu.au)