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Lefteast Podcast with Fabio Mattioli on financialization in post-socialist Macedonia

LeftEast editors Adela Gjorgjioska, Mary Taylor, and Konstantin Kilibarda sat down with Fabio Mattioli to discuss his new book Dark Finance: Illiquidity and Authoritarianism at the Margins of Europe. In this interview, we explore themes of peripheral financialization, populism, masculinity/gender, capitalist accumulation, and working-class resistance in postsocialist Macedonia, including the more global lessons we can draw from Mattioli’s case study. Thanks to Mike James for the music. This is the first in LeftEast’s podcast series and we look forward to hearing your comments on it.