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Economic Crisis

JAPAN SOCIETY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY – 58th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Call for Papers 58th annual conference of the JAPAN SOCIETY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

The Transformation of the Social Economic System and the Challenges of Political Economy: Can Japan Change?

To be held on October 23 (Saturday) and 24 (Sunday), 2010, at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan (http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/index-e.htm ).

JSPE is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development, and application of political economy to social problems. JSPE with the present membership of 1000 academic political economists was founded in 1959 and since then has played a central role in the study of political economy in Japan. For more information see its homepage: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/en_front

JSPE invites proposals for the English sessions in the following two categories. (Although the main language of the conference is Japanese, we organise several English-language sessions on 23 and 24 October.)

English Sessions 1: Topics relating to the plenary session such as (1) structural change of the world economy and transformation of the Japanese social economic system, and (2) an alternative framework to replace the neo-liberal paradigm. For detail see: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/drupal6/en_cfp2010

English Sessions 2: All proposals reflecting the tradition and analytical perspective of JSPE which include environment, gender, regional economies, crisis, globalization, inequality, and Marxian economics, are welcomed. For detail see: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/drupal6/en_conference

Submission Procedures and the Deadline:

Proposals should be reached the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange (Jspecice@jspe.gr.jp) by 13 June 2010 at the latest. When submitting your proposal, please include: (1) the title of proposed paper and the category of the session; (2) name(s) and affiliation; (3) E-mail and postal address; (4) an abstract (up to 200 words). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27June.

Cost: Attendants will pay their conference fee (5000 yen per person including the conference buffet), as well as their own transportation, accommodation and other personal expenses.

Contact: Professor Nobuharu Yokokawa (Chairman of the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange)  E-mail: yokokawa@cc.musashi.ac.jp  Postal address: Musashi University, Toyotama-kami 1-26-1, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-8534, Japan. Tel: +81-3-5984-3764; Fax: +81-3-3991-1198

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Education Crisis

CRITICAL EDUCATION FOR CRITICAL TIMES

14 May 2010

University of Nottingham

The development of a critical educational movement has been long in the making, and is now urgently overdue. These are without doubt critical times. The futures of public and common life hang in the balance. Intellectual and political openness and academic space are being increasingly curtailed and foreclosed. How should we as educators be orienting our work, our relationships with each other, and with publics, communities of struggle and social movements? What constitutes critical education in these critical times?

‘Critical Education for Critical Times’ explores different responses to these questions through a series of participatory workshops and dialogues. Each workshop, facilitated by educators with experience in critical pedagogy and/or popular education, will draw on this experience to introduce new work in empowering, prefigurative, transformative and critical pedagogies that are linked to social and political movements. We will open these examples up for criticism and discussion, and hope to consolidate the knowledge produced during the day into a common resource for further developments of educational theory and practice.

CECT ORGANISED BY THE CRITICAL PEDAGOGY AND POPULAR EDUCATION MIDLANDS WORKING GROUP

And sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cssgj/), with support from the Nottingham Freeschool (http://nottinghamfreeschool.wordpress.com/) and Critical Pedagogies Group (CSSGJ)

Workshops/Discussions

1 | Learning alternatives to neoliberalism – resistance and renewal in critical education – Stephen Cowden, Social and Community Studies, Coventry University

2 | Prefigurative epistemologies and nomadic subjectivities: in, against, beyond the university – Sara Motta, Politics, University of Nottingham

3 | Learning from each other’s struggles – knowledge from and for social movements – Laurence Cox, Sociology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, co-founder Grassroots Gathering

4 | ‘Climate Justice’ and popular education in social movement organisation – and Alice Cutler, TRAPESE Popular Education Collective, http://hbfc.clearerchannel.org/abouttrapese.php

5 | Revalorizing critique in academic and activist education – Sarah Amsler, Sociology and Public Policy, Aston University

Location and time | Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the foyer of the Law and Social Sciences Building, University of Nottingham (University Park Campus), and the final session will end at 4:30 p.m.

Sessions will be held in A105 and A106 of the Hallward Library. For maps and directions, see the University website at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/about/datesandcampusinformation/mapsanddirections/mapsanddirections.aspx
To participate | The day is free and open to all.

To pre-register| contact Sara Motta at: sara.motta@nottingham.ac.uk Please include your name, postal address and email. All those who register early will receive a packet of relevant readings for each workshop.

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