One-Day Conference Ooganised by the Research Team of the ESRC-funded Project.
Venue: The Lecture Room, The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s
London SW1Y 5AH
On: Tuesday 22nd May, 2018
At: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Summary: The Financial Crisis that began in 2008 provoked varied political responses across the world, from public protests to Troika-led bailouts. It also led to different dynamics of public accountability in each country, including popular calls to put bankers in jail, civil service reforms, and waves of anti-corruption prosecutions. Understanding why certain tools of accountability, such as prosecutions, apologies, and fact-finding commissions, were used differentially across Europe begs many questions about the political calculations that governed the response to the crisis.
The team of the Accountability after Economic Crisis project, an interdisciplinary collaborative project (City University of London, Queen’s University, Belfast and University of Kent), explore these dynamics as they unfolded in six European countries: Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. In a one-day conference to be held at the British Academy, an international team of academics and policy makers will present the fruits of two years of research into the politics of accountability, providing both comparative and country-specific perspectives.
The conference aims to foster dialogue about the policy solutions available to public officials in times of economic crisis.
This conference, which is part of the Accountability After Economic Crisis project, is supported with a generous grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). ESRC Grant Number: ES/M011321/1