Documentation Globalists

The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism


Event location

Skalitzer Str. 6
10999 Berlin




Dorit Riethmüller,


Analysis of Capitalism, Economic / Social Policy, Globalization

A conversation with Quinn Slobodian

Quinn Slobodian’s recent book “Globalists”, now appearing in German for the first time with Suhrkamp Verlag, sparked quite a controversy upon its English publication in early 2018.  The Canadian historian casts new light on the history of free trade and neoliberal globalization, focusing on a group of economists around Friedrich von Hayek and Wilhelm Röpke to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level. Driven by the fear that national democracies could disturb the smooth functioning of the global economy through tariffs or capital controls, their vision consisted of regulating the market on a global scale and thereby protecting it.

Discussion with Slobodian about his latest book.
Host: Loren Balhorn (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)

An event hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in cooperation with Suhrkamp Verlag.

Quinn Slobodian on “Globalists”

Hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin