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Capitalist Crisis


A conference sponsored by Routledge

Call for Papers

Crisis of Capital, Crisis of Theory is the first in a series of student-organized conferences on heterodox political economy, seeking to develop new ways of understanding capitalism and power.

The conference, to be held Oct. 29 to 31 at York, will have a dual theme: to investigate the global financial crisis and to use the crisis to probe alternative theoretical frameworks in political economy.

Recent events have given political economists plenty to talk about: the bursting of the real estate “bubble”, the bailout of Wall Street, the collapse of global exports and more. Not only were most theorists unable to foresee the crisis and adequately explain its particularities and implications, they continue to employ concepts and categories that ha ve long-since been challenged.

The conference organizers believe there is great need for new ideas, concepts and analyses, and welcome both panels and individual papers. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to by June 30.



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