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Daily Archives: March 17th, 2010

Globalization

ARUNDHATI ROY

Join world-renowned Indian author, global justice activist, and Booker Prize winning novelist Arundhati Roy for a discussion from her latest collection of essays, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers, followed by a conversation with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.

March 26 at 7 PM
Mission High School Auditorium
3750 18th Street, San Francisco

Tickets available at: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/2010/02/22/March-26-Arundhati-Roy-in-San-Francisco
$35 general admission, $15 students (limited number available) and $100 VIP

If you’d like to support Haymarket Books, please consider purchasing a special $150 VIP ticket for this event.  The extra proceeds from Haymarket VIP tickets will help us continue publishing critical voices like Arundhati Roy, Dave Zirin, Dahr Jamail, Wallace Shawn, and Amy Goodman and bringing them to an ever-expanding audience.  To help us out, get our Haymarket VIP tickets at: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/Arundhati-Roy-in-San-Francisco-150-Haymarket-VIP-reservation

Event hosted by Haymarket Books

A benefit for the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir.

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Education Crisis

EDUCATION, CAPITALISM AND CRISIS

Journal of Education Policy – After 25 Years

2010 is the 25th year of JEP. To mark the occasion we will running a special seminar and publishing a special issue of the Journal.

JEP25 Seminar, 24th June 2010, Institute of Education, London

Education, Capitalism and Crisis

The day will be organised around and in response to Andrew Gamble’s recently published book The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession, and Professor Gamble will introduce the seminar.  Also taking part are: Susan Robertson, David Hartley, John Clarke and Janet Newman, Ivor Goodson (other speakers to be confirmed).

Places will be limited: to book  a place email: s.ball@ioe.ac.uk

Stephen J Ball FBA AcSS
Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education
Editor Journal of Education Policy
Education Foundations and Policy Studies
Institute of Education
University of London
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

Institute of Education, University of London

EFPS – ‘critical research for social justice’: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/ceceps

JEP – http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/tedpauth.asp
CeCEPS – http://ioewebserver.ioe.ac.uk/ioe/cms/get.asp?cid=10954

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Imperialism

RACISM IN BRITAIN TODAY

International Socialism Journal Seminar:

Richard Seymour on: ‘Racism in Britain Today’

Richard Seymour, author of The Liberal Defence of Murder and the ‘lenin’s tomb’ blog presents the latest in our series of seminars. 

The electoral success of the fascist British National Party and the emergence of the English Defence League has forced activists in Britain to look again at the issue of racism. Cultural racism and Islamophobia seem to supplant traditional racist ideas based on biology—but what is behind this shift and just how novel is it? Richard Seymour argues that the rise in racism in Britain is driven to a considerable extent by government policies and media reaction, both liberal and conservative.

6.30pm, Friday 26 March, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0GX

(Room FG06, Russell Square Campus— Map: http://bit.ly/soasmap)

This seminar is free to attend and open to all. For more information phone 020 7819 1177 or email isj@swp.org.uk

Some of Richard’s earlier articles on racism can be found at the ‘lenin’s tomb’ blog, available online at:  http://leninology.blogspot.com/search/label/racism

Please circulate

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Capitalist Crisis

SYSTEMS OF ACCUMULATION

Call for Paper and Panel Proposals

For “Beyond the Crisis”, First International Conference in Political Economy organised by the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy in conjunction with the Greek Political Economy Association

Rethymnon, Crete,  10-12 September 2010

A key challenge for scholars working  within critical and  Marxist traditions of political economy is making  the transition from an understanding of abstract categories such as class and value to an understanding  of  the more  concrete historical forms of class relations and capital accumulation  in  particular time and place.

The idea that particular Systems of Accumulation evolve over time has been developed in order to understand specific forms of capital accumulation, the role played by the state and finance, and how this impacts more widely on economy and society.

There are a number of ways in which a system of accumulation may be conceived. These include the Regulation School and its concept of a Regime of Acumulation (Boyer, 1990), commonly used with reference to understanding neoliberalism; the Social Structures of Accumulation approach (Kotz, McDonough and Reich 1994); as well as the study of South African Political Economy as a specific system of accumulation developed by Fine and Rustomjee (1996).

The idea remains underesearched, however, despite is potential relevance and application to a number of debates across the social sciences. These include understanding the relationship between the national and the global within capitalism which forms an important part of debates about globalisation; discussions of so-called ‘varieties of capitalism’; or debate about market and bank based systems of finance.

The aim of this call for papers and panel proposals is to link together researchers in the field to further this research agenda both theoretically and in its application to specific cases of historical and contemporary relevance. This is a large area of research, and as such we welcome papers of an exploratory nature as well as those which are more developed.  In particular we would welcome papers and proposals around the following themes:

* Consideration of different theoretical approaches to Systems of Accumulation;

* Addressing  theoretical gaps in the literature on Systems of Accumulation, particularly in relation to Systems of Accumulation and Value Theory;

* The application of a Systems of Accumulation approach to specific case studies, both historical and contemporary

Please send abstracts and panel proposals to susan.newman@wits.ac.za and samantha.ashman@wits.ac.za by the 31st March 2010.

For more information about the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) go to http://www.iippe.org

Sam Ashman
Senior Researcher
Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID)
School of Economics and Business Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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South Africa
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