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Power Shift? Decline of the West? Myths, Facts and Economists
Lecture

MEGARON PLUS

The Megaron Plus and the London School of Economics and Political Science
In collaboration with the Hellenic Alumni Association of the London School of Economics

Cycle:  “New Reflections on Our Changing World”

Speaker:
Professor Michael Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE

Discussant: Georgios Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics & Business

Co-ordinator: Professor Kevin Featherstone, FAcSS. Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director, Hellenic Observatory.


As one millennium gave way to another, few in the West worried about the West’s future. A decade later and most writers - and the majority of policy- makers - were now taking it as read that the West's best days were behind it. How and why had this shift taken place?  Was indeed such a shift occurring? And what role did the same western economists who failed to predict the 2008 crisis play  in shaping this new consensus about the balance of power in the 21st century?

In English and Greek with simultaneous translation