Bilkent IR Talks, Spring 2021-9

On May 3, 2021, Prof. Juliet Johnson, Chair and Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, delivered a lecture titled: “Understanding Financial Nationalism” for Bilkent’s IR Talks. Building upon Prof Johnson’s research on financial nationalism, the talk focused on the definition and types of financial nationalism. After explaining the national purpose, Prof Johnson investigated the four faces of financial nationalism. Following this investigation, the talk focused on illiberal financial nationalism and policy practices. Prof Johnson also explained the role of globalized finance as an enabler and constraint on financial nationalism. After presenting the role of globalized finance, Prof Johnson discussed the future of illiberal financial nationalism. During the Q&A session, Prof Johnson answered questions regarding differences between financial nationalism and nation-building through finance, financial nationalism as an ideology and policy, qualifying different democracies effects for financial nationalism, populist regimes use of financial nationalism, and different regimes’ tendencies.

Short Bio:
Juliet Johnson is Chair and Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Network Director of the Jean Monnet network Between the EU and Russia (BEAR). She is the author of Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell 2016) and A Fistful of Rubles: The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System (Cornell 2000), as well as numerous scholarly and policy-oriented journal articles. For many years she was editor-in-chief of Review of International Political Economy; she currently serves on its International Advisory Board.

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