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Capitalism

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT ON CAPITALIST DIVERSITY

Call for Contributions

Comparison, Analysis, Critique –Perspectives on the Diversity of Contemporary Capitalism(s) 

The observation that there is significant diversity within capitalism is an old one, but recently it has been mostly associated with the so-called comparative capitalisms, notably the Varieties of Capitalism literatures. These institutionalist perspectives on capitalist diversity have acquired a hegemonic status within comparative political economy research in and after the 2000s. In contrast, the critical political economy literature helped contribute to its own marginalisation in this field by neglecting the rich history of scholarship on historically and geographically specific forms of capitalism. It is against this background that this project seeks to engage with comparative capitalisms research from a series of alternative perspectives rooted in the broad and pluralistic field of critical political economy. Through this we also hope to strengthen and improve the dialogue between critical political economy scholars from different disciplinary, philosophical and geographical traditions. 

With the support of the Assoziation für kritische Gesellschaftsforschung and the International Political Economy working group of the British International Studies Association we will hold a conference at Goethe University Frankfurt from 10-11 February 2012. The proceedings of the event will feed into two publications: a German-language volume to be published in autumn 2012 with Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot ; and a special issue of a peer-reviewed English-language journal in 2013. The two publications will be oriented to tackling most effectively the gaps and omissions in German- and English-language scholarship on the topic, respectively.

Perspectives from which interventions could be framed include critical institutionalism, regulation theory, materialist state theory, structural Marxism, feminist political economy, transnational historical materialism, dependency and world systems approaches, postcolonial studies, critical geography, uneven and combined development. This list is not exhaustive, however, and we seek contributions from scholars with an interest in critical political economy research, whatever their paradigmatic background and disciplinary affiliation (sociology, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, ethnology, development studies, area studies, history, etc.). Moreover, we invite both junior and senior researchers to contribute. Given the nature of the intervention that we seek to make, we expect participants to be committed to completing a full paper shortly after the conference.

Proposals of about 400 words , outlining the central theoretical-conceptual arguments and empirical support, should be sent to the organisers of the Frankfurt event under  ian.bruff@manchester.ac.ukm.ebenau@qmul.ac.uk, and a.noekle@soz.uni-frankfurt.de, by Friday 11 November 2011 at the latest.

A decision on the proposals will be made by Wednesday 23 November. Papers presented can be in English or German and will be translated if necessary for their inclusion in either or both of the publications. 

Best wishes 
Ian Bruff (University of Manchester), 
Matthias Ebenau (Queen Mary, University of London), and 
Andreas Nölke (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

 

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Revolt

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

Call for Papers

The 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference
October 18-20, 2012
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside.  Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives.  We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations).  We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012, to:

Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator
North American Labor History Conference
Department of History
Wayne State University
3094 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-2525; Fax: 313-577-6987
Email: nalhc@wayne.edu

 

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Global Capitalism

DAVID McNALLY TALKS ON THE GLOBAL SLUMP

Dear Colleague,

Queen Mary’s Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development will be hosting Professor David McNally (York University, Toronto – http://davidmcnally.org/) who will be giving a talk entitled, ‘Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance’

12-2pm, on Monday November 14, 2011 in Geography 1.26, QueenMaryCollege, Universityof London, Mile End Campus

Professor McNally is a leading Marxist authority on the international economy and socialist politics and we are delighted that he will be giving a talk to the Centre.

Rick Saull,
Director
Queen Mary, Centre for the Study of Global Security & Development
http://www.cgsd.org.uk/

 

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES XV

Education, Crisis and Society

Speakers to include: Alex Callinicos and Dave Hill
A Day Seminar 10.30 – 4.30, Saturday November 26th  2011
Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, WC1, 
Committee Room 1

The seminar is free but places are limited.

To reserve a place contact Alpesh Maisuria at: amaisuria@ioe.ac.uk
Please forward this invite to those who may be interested

Convenors: Tony Green, Alpesh Maisuria

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Alpesh Maisuria
Senior Lecturer (Anglia Ruskin University)
PhD Candidate (University of London Institute of Education)
Visiting Scholar (University of Uppsala and Gothenburg University, Sweden; University of South Australia)

 

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