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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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