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Call For Papers
7-9 December 2012

2nd Global Conference for Academic Research on Economics and Management

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Paper Submission DEADLINE is fast approaching:  28 October 2012

Conference website : GCARME is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. GCARME invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following JOURNALS:

– American Journal of Economics
– International Journal of Finance and Accounting

– Bioinfo Journals (Abstract Indexed in ISI Thomson Web of Knowledge)

Publishing your papers will give your name, your research and your university unparalleled presence on the internet for the global scientific community to view your paper!

Papers are invited on any aspect of science, engineering, and management to be presented at GCARME. The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for science and engineering and presenting their work at a top quality published international conference.



  • – Human Resources Management
  • – Investment and Financial Management
  • – Marketing
  • – Islamic Management
  • – Management Information Systems
  • – Innovation & Technology Management
  • – Science and Technology Policy
  • – Organizational Theory
  • – Operations Management
  • – Supply Chain Management
  • – Tourism Management
  • – Education Management
  • – Knowledge Management
  • – Business Intelligence and Strategy
  • – E-commerce and E-Governance
  • – Project Management
  • – Risk Management
  • – Services Management
  • – Brand Management
  • – Public Administration and Management
  • – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • – Indigenous Management
  • Banking studies


  • – Welfare Economics
  • – Public Sector Economics
  • – Regulatory Economics
  • – Business Cycles
  • – International Economics
  • – Economic Planning, Policy Development
  • – Industrial Economics
  • – Comparative Economic Systems
  • – Rational Expectations Theory
  • – Central Bank Independence
  • – Commercial Policy, Protection, Trade Negotiations
  • – Economic Integration
  • – Econometrics
  • – Trade and Labor Market Interactions
  • – International Factor Movements
  • – Innovation Economics
  • – Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
  • – National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
  • – Intergovernmental Relations
  • – Regulatory Economics
  • – Islamic Economics
  • – Constitutional Economics
  • – Institutional Economics

You are invited to submit:
– full paper of up to 6 pages (Letter) for oral presentation, see template on website

Submissions must be unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of economics and management.

The conference is jointly organised by Global Touch Resources/Asia

Paper Submission: GCARME is using the SUBMIT PAPER

Kindly promote GCARME to all your contacts in your university, country and worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is great place to explore. GCARME is promising to be a top quality international conference and we don’t want anyone to miss a golden opportunity to mix and network with world specialists and forge new friendships and cooperation with colleagues from worldwide.

Best regards and hope to see you at GCARME in December 2012
On behalf of
GCAR2012 conference chairs.




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Information Society


Dear Colleagues

Please consider submitting a paper at
long or short paper,
student paper.
doctoral presentation,

*13th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI) in Potsdam (Germany)**
*Submission deadline for papers: 11th of November 2012

In 2013 the biennial central conference of the German Higher Education Association for Information Science  (HI) is to be held by the Information Sciences Department of University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH) in collaboration with the American Society of Information Science and Technology  (ASIS&T).

Taking place under the slogan: “Information Sciences between Virtual Infrastructure and Material Lifeworlds”, the symposium will run from the 19th to the 22nd of March 2013 and seek to explore the bridging between traditional computer science topics and new approaches from interface design, activity theory and cognitive science.

Keynote presentations from the likes of /Diane Sonnenwald,/ President of the symposium’s US-American association partner, /Alfio M. Gliozzo/ from the IBM Watson Research Center and well-known technological futurologist /Alan N. Shapiro/ will introduce the key topics.

The conference programme will comprise more than 10 topics blocks for which long and short papers, panel discussion, posters and student/doctoral thesis presentations can be submitted up until the 29th of October 2012 via the symposium website at

The latest research findings from the various fields of the information sciences in Germany and internationally will feature and highlight the progression the information sciences have undergone over the last two years, while an anonymous approval process conducted by proven national and international specialists guarantees a symposium of outstanding quality. English-language papers are welcome, and the conference languages are German and English.

The highlight of the symposium has often been the awarding of the Gerhard Lustig Prize, named after one of the founders of information science in Germany, for the best student thesis on information science from 2011– 2012. The selected papers will receive their accolades at a special evening event.

To coincide with ISI2013, various information science events will take place at FH Potsdam immediately prior to and following the symposium: the annual conference of the German chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO), FH Potsdam’s yearly I-Science Day organised in collaboration with the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI e.V.) and “frei<tag>”, the BarCamp from library sciences e-journal LIBREAS.

Further information on the conference can be found at 

Event time and location
Wednesday 20th to Friday the 22nd of March 2013 / Pre-symposium conferences, workshops: Tuesday 19th of March 2013
University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Potsdam, Main Building, Kiepenheuer Allee 5, 14469 Potsdam

Prof. Dr Hans-Christoph Hobohm, Faculty of Information Sciences, Fachhochschule Potsdam, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 4, 14467 Potsdam, Tel: +49 (0)331-580-1514

Conference management at Fachhochschule Potsdam will be undertaken by Prof. Dr Stephan Büttner, Prof. Dr Hans-Christoph Hobohm and Prof. Dr Ernesto William De Luca.



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Seumas Milne


Public Lecture
with Seumas Milne of The Guardian
5 – 7.00pm 28 November 2012
Arts A, University of Sussex, Falmer

Facebook event

Seumas Milne’s Guardian essays on the West’s war on terror provoked angry denunciations on both sides of the Atlantic. A decade later, the advocates of violent capitalism have been silenced and the left vindicated, with free-market globalization and liberal interventionism discredited by the 2008 crash and a disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Revenge of History presents a compelling perspective on the convulsions that have brought us to epochal change.

This is a unique opportunity to hear one of Britain’s most outspoken opponents of neoliberalism speak in Brighton. Don’t miss it!

This public lecture has been co-organised by the Sussex and Brighton Critical Thought Research Seminar Series and the Brighton New Left Initiative in collaboration with Verso.


“Seumas Milne’s masterly investigation… is one of the finest political exposes in our time.” John Pilger

“Riveting. It knocks spots off the usual ‘whodunnit’.” Guardian

Further praise for Milne’s The Enemy Within:

“An astonishing book.” Nation

“A tribute to detailed journalistic investigation… strips away the myths and lies.” New Statesman



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Karl Marx & Jenny Marx


Love & Capital: Karl & Jenny Marx & the Birth of a Revolution

By Mary Gabriel,
Little, Brown & Company 2011
707 pages, $39.99

Review by Barry Healy

October 19, 2012 — Green Left Weekly — The spectre of Karl Marx still haunts the capitalist world. Only 11 people attended his funeral in 1883 and the corporate press still loves to dance on his grave, constantly declaring that his ideas are irrelevant. Yet with every economic crisis all eyes return to Marx’s masterpiece, Capital, to understand what is really going on in our economic system.

How did this extraordinary work get produced? What circumstances fed the creative process?

Through Mary Gabriel’s intimate biography we see that hardship ― unrelenting, heartbreaking miserable poverty ― was the physical context. But in greater measure, love and unstinting generosity of the spirit nurtured the flame of creativity and rebellion.

The author of The Communist Manifesto and Capital, Marx was hounded from country to country in Europe before settling in London to further his revolutionary work. With him every inch of the way, physically, intellectually and emotionally was his family.

Few lives have been lived as intensely as that of Karl Marx. And through this book the zeal that his entire family shared is honoured.

His wife Jenny, his collaborator, transcribed his notoriously indecipherable handwriting so that printers could read it. As such, she was fully united with his thought processes and shared his outlook.

As is clear in this book, she was fully as much a revolutionary as her husband, but in no way such a public figure.

However, she was recognised as a lynchpin of the exiles who swirled around their household, an essential part of the underground movement Marx and his key collaborator Frederick Engels were leading.

Their surviving three daughters were also his collaborators, first as his secretaries and then as revolutionary activists in their own right. Also part of the close-knit group were the household maid Helene Demuth (mother of Marx’s illegitimate son, Freddy) and Engels.

It was this household that was the core of the “Marx party” ― the revolutionary grouping that pulled together such a huge circle of revolutionaries that the political police of several countries spied on them ― and was a key origin of the world socialist movement today.

Marx and Engels’ project was to coordinate and lead, as far as possible, the entire revolutionary movement ― first in Europe and later the globe ― and to have Marx’s investigation of the operations of capitalism published.

Both tasks were Herculean and almost beyond the capabilities of human flesh. A well-funded political office could have achieved the first and a placidly tenured academic could have accomplished the second.

Trying to organise a revolutionary centre without resources in the stinking, disease-ridden backstreets of Victorian London was hard enough. But trying to achieve a ground-breaking analysis of the operations of the entire economic system with nothing but a desk and broken chairs was near impossible.

The stress of producing Capital drove Marx to near distraction. He missed deadlines (by decades), and his body rebelled against him. He suffered sleeplessness, headaches, boils all over his body and a persistent liver complaint.

Other political work would loom large and he would gain apparent relief from his research by diving into the political melee.

The force that drove Marx was shared by them all and made for a terribly difficult, poverty-stricken existence. When Capital, volume 1, was finally published, after 20 years in the writing, Marx observed that he had “sacrificed my health, happiness, and family” to complete the book. Among sacrifices shared with Jenny were the death of four children due to poverty.

We are lucky that Marx and just about everyone in his circle were great letter writers. This biography, which focuses on the personal and the familial, would have been impossible without the great trove of letters. As Engels lived mostly in Manchester, daily letters between the two collaborators were necessary.

The Marx family, which essentially included Engels, was characterised by astonishing intellectualism, great playfulness and passion.

It is clear that Marx, for all his public political work, was an introvert. That trait made him prickly and challenging in public but a joy to his family and friends in private. Evenings at the Marx home would be spent with the family performing scenes from Shakespeare’s plays or reciting poetry in various languages.

Marx loved books and found relief from sickness and hardship through such things as teaching himself Danish or studying advanced calculus.

Gabriel pulls no punches about Marx’s personal failings. Marx was quite capable of selfishness and foolishness, not least of which was his fathering of a baby with Helene Demuth while Jenny was in Germany begging money from rich relatives so the family could survive.

Of all of the characters in this epic, Demuth and Freddy are the least developed, which is a great pity, because they were not minor figures. Evidently they wrote less than the others.

Engels looms large as the benefactor who generously opened his purse not only to the Marx family but to other revolutionaries in need.

Gabriel is no Marxist, rather she is a liberal who appears to have been awakened to Marx’s brilliance through researching this book.

She is very good at conveying the physical and political setting of each stage of the Marx family journey and she ably summarises important political texts. That is very useful for situating these writings in their context and makes this book a useful reading guide to Marx’s writings, similar to Alan Brien’s Lenin, The Novel for Lenin’s works.

Gabriel’s political grasp is a bit thin at times. Unaccountably, she underestimates the importance of Marx and Engels’ work in support of the Union forces in the American Civil War. She pictures Marx spending the war reading newspapers in a cafe.

In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson showed that Marx was personally involved in the effective ban on slave cotton that the Manchester workers maintained for the duration of the conflict. That was at the expense of their own livelihood, an outstanding example of working-class solidarity.

Moreover, when the British government tried to enter the war on the side of the south, Marx was responsible for a huge demonstration that stopped the government in its tracks. In that manner, Marx and Engels made no small contribution to the victory over slavery in the US, a world historic event.

To counteract these deficiencies, this book could be read together with Anderson’s book and Karl Marx, Man and Fighter by Boris Nicolaievsky and Otto Maenchen Helfen.

What shines through Gabriel’s book is not just the extraordinary hardships that were endured by the Marx family, but the love shared. This family was committed to a socialist vision and worked tirelessly towards it.

Turning these pages to find out what happened, both the joy and the heartbreak, is very easy. Gabriel draws the reader into their world.

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