This one-hour podcast series consists of seven short episodes and dwells on some key elements and findings of the study “Hundred Shades of the EU — Mapping the Political Economy of the EU Peripheries” published in March 2022 by transform! with the support of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation.
Based on transform!’s study findings, the podcast tries to answer such questions as:
- What is a periphery and how has it been defined in Europe through history?
- What are the internal EU peripheries identified by the authors of the study Hundred Shades of the EU?
- Do all peripheral member states have the same economic pattern?
- How is the state of labour in these countries, and how does it articulate with global value chains and the globalisation, with the economic and overall evolution of the European Union, last but not least, with globalised financialisation?
- What are the societal patterns and the political priorities in the peripheries, and do those allow for cross-national alliances beyond regional borders?
- How heavily reliant on the core are the peripheral member states?
- How deep does their marginalisation run into the EU bodies and the collective visions?
- What are the political perspectives for the EU and EU societies, and what recommendations can be drawn from that study for the left?