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Book Roundtable: Crack-Up Capitalism by Quinn Slobodian

Public, All university
Event type
Lecture, Seminar
Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology

A virtual roundtbale discussion with Quinn Slobodian (Marion Butler McLean Professor of the History of Ideas, Wellesley College) on his new book Crack-Up Capitalism: Market Radicals and the Dream of a World without Democracy (2023). His previous book, Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (2018), won the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize and has been translated into seven languages. He is a frequent commenter on contemporary politics in the New York Times, Guardian and New Statesman and he will join the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University as a professor of international history in January 2024. He is also an associate fellow at Chatham House and co-director of the History and Political Economy Project.

Professor Slobodian will be in discussion with Melinda Cooper (ANU); Miranda Johnson (Otago); Neil Vallelly (Otago); and Jessica Whyte (UNSW).

This event is run in collaboration with the Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology programme, The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, and Counterfutures: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa.


A limited number of places are available to attend this event in person in the ITS Services Building. If you are interested in attending in person, please contact:


Booking is not required to attend online via Zoom.


This event will be available to attend online via Zoom from 12pm, Friday 2 June 2023 at the link below:

Zoom link for Book Roundtable: Crack-Up Capitalism by Quinn Slobodian

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