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Streeck to speak on capitalism on the brink

Wolfgang Streeck, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, will speak on “This Time Is Serious: Capitalism on the Brink ,” on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and the European Union Program.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by March 26, 2014, to Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978.**

Streeck, who is also a professor of sociology at the University of Cologne, has been described as “the most brilliant analyst of the contemporary German political economy.” His research focuses on the intersection of political science and political economy, and on sociology. He is interested in the tension between a democratic polity and a capitalist economy, as reflected in the constitution of the modern welfare state and in the regulation of labor relations and the employment relationship through trade unions and employer associations. The author of many books and articles on comparative political economy, his most recent publications include Politics in the Age of Austerity (with Armin Schaffer, 2013) and Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy (2009).

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society can be found on the Web at Jan-Werner Müller, a professor of politics, is acting director for 2013-14.

For more information, contact Kathleen Allen at or (609) 258-5978.