Category: Current Affairs

Identitarianism and the Theory of Groups

Identitarianism is a political movement that, in its broadest understanding, is “premised on an acknowledgement that political questions begin with identity.” Identitarianism thus described may encompass any ethnic, racial, religious, national, or other grouping—but in common parlance it refers to a specific European and now American movement concerned with the interests of white Europeans and […]

Challenges to the Contemporary Global Order

Last month, my colleague Stefanie Walter and I organized a small workshop that brought together ten political economists from Europe and the United States to discuss challenges to the contemporary global order—the Trump administration; far right nationalism in Europe; Brexit; the lingering effects of the Global Financial Crisis; de-industrialization, globalization, and inequality; and the other […]