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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

SECOND COST-Network CONFERENCE 2012

Many intellectuals, Jurgen Habermas among them, argue that the management of the financial crisis undermines democracy. The COST-Network ‘Systemic Risks, Financial Crises and Credit’ invites papers that critically examine this claim.

Do financialization and the management of the financial crisis circumscribe democratic institutions and processes? If yes, what are the mechanisms that restrict democracy?

 

Potential themes include:

–  The sources of power of financial actors

–  The role of knowledge networks in crisis management

–  Conflicting crisis narratives

–  Restructuring the State to accommodate financial capital

–  New hierarchies among nations

–  Diffusion of policy concepts and policy learning processes

–  Resistance and civil society

 

October 11, 2012 to October 13, 2012

Kassel University, Germany

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 15th June 2012
Successful candidates will be notified by: 30th June 2012
Deadline for papers: 1st Oct 2012
Please send your abstracts to: COST2012@icdd.uni-kassel.de

See: http://www.uni-kassel.de/einrichtungen/icdd/events/cost-conference/cost-conference-2012/call-for-papers.html

For more information: http://www.worldfinancialcrisis.eu/

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Money

THE SUBPRIME CRISIS, MONETARY POLICY IMPLEMENTATION AND CHANGES IN MONETARY THEORY

SOAS Seminar Series on Money and Development
Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa)
“The subprime crisis, monetary policy implementation, and changes in monetary theory”

Chair: Jan Toporowski (SOAS)
Wednesday 11 May at 17.00
Room 116, Main Building
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Russell Square (nearest underground Russell Square)

Marc Lavoie is Professor in Economics at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in the areas of Post Keynesian theory, Growth, Macroeconomic Theory, Monetary Theory and Policy and the Economics of sports. He has published widely in international journals and is the author of several books, including “Monetary Economics: An Integrated Approach to Credit, Money, Income, Production and Wealth” (with Wynn Godley).

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Economic Crisis

14th BERLIN ROUNDTABLES ON TRANSNATIONALITY: FINANCIALIZATION AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Dear colleagues

Please find below information on the 14th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality on the topic “Financialization and Everyday Life.” We kindly ask you to circulate this information among potential candidates (students, PhD candidates and post-docs to a maximum of five years after the PhD).

Thank you!!
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Essay Competition – Conference – Research Grant

14th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality, 25 – 29 June 2011
“Financialization and Everyday Life”

Based on an international essay competition, up to 30 applicants will be invited to discuss their research with prominent scholars at one of Europe’s leading research institutions. Cost for travel and accommodation in Berlin will be covered by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation.

The conference will be divided into two workshops:

Workshop I ‘Deconstructing Credit and Money in Neoliberalism: Power, Culture, and History’ chaired by Jane Guyer (Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University) and Susanne Soederberg (Global Development & Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada) and

Workshop II ‘Financialization and Corporate Social Responsibility: Consumers and Investors as the New Policymakers?’ chaired by Boris Holzer (Sociology, University of Bielefeld) and Bryane Michael (Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

For further information please visit our homepage and the background paper at: http://www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de/index.php?id=271

Deadline for essay submission: 27 March 2011

Among the conference participants, an international jury will award up to two three-month fellowship to be used for research in Berlin. The grant includes a monthly stipend of 1,000 € plus appropriate accommodation.

For inquiries please contact us: info@irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de  

Irmgard Coninx Stiftung
c/o Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
für Sozialforschung
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 25491-411
Fax: +49 30 25491-684
Email: info@irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de

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Global Crisis

GLOBAL CAPITALISM IN CRISIS: KARL MARX AND THE DECAY OF THE PROFIT SYSTEM

A new book by

Murray E.G. Smith

 

http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/Global-Capitalism-in-Crisis-Murray-EG-Smith/

    • ISBN: 9781552663530
    • Price: $24.95 CAD
    • Publication Date: Mar 2010
    • Rights: World
    • Pages: 172

The world economy is currently experiencing a devastating slump not seen since the Second World War. Unemployment rates are skyrocketing and salaries are plummeting in the developed world, while astronomical food prices and starvation ravage the developing world. The crisis in global capitalism, Smith argues, should be understood as both a composite crisis of overproduction, credit and finance, and a deep-seated systemic crisis. Using Marx to analyze the origins, implications and scope of the current economic slump, this book argues that the crisis needs to be understood structurally, as the result of a system prone to crisis, rather than as an aberration.

CONTENTS:
The Global Economic Crisis: A Marxist Perspective • A Summary of Marx’s Theories of Value, Capital and Crisis • The Necessity of Value Theory: Brenner’s Analysis of the “Long Downturn” and Marx’s Theory of Crisis • Class Struggle and Socialist Transformation: Beyond the Law of Value • The Global Crisis, Marxism and the Malaise of the Anti-Capitalist Left • Appendix 1, The Controversy Surrounding Marx’s Theory of Value • Appendix 2, Socially Necessary Unproductive Labour in Contemporary Capitalism • Bibliography • Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Murray E.G. Smith is Professor of Sociology and Labour Studies at Brock University

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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

THE QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDIT FRAMEWORK (QCF): WHERE IS IT HEADING?

 

The Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation
Current issues in Lifelong Learning Seminar Series:

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF): Where is it heading?

29 September 2009, 5.30-7.00 pm, Drama Studio, Floor One, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WCIH 0AL

The Qualifications and Credit Framework has been seen as key means of achieving a comprehensive and flexible qualifications system for young people and adults.  But it has been a long time in coming and its future still looks uncertain. Tony Tait will lead the seminar looking the origins of the QCF, its key design features and how it is likely to develop in what promises to be a turbulent political climate.  The seminar will also consider areas for further research and investigation.
 
Tony was involved in the pioneering work on qualifications and credit in the 1990s, which forms the basis for the QCF. Since then, he has worked in this area for number of key national agencies including QCA, LSC, LSDA, SSCs awarding bodies and providers.  He now works as an education advisor/consultant and holds a position as a Visiting Research Associate in the Centre.

This is one of a series of invitation seminars on current issues in lifelong learning to be led by Associates and Fellows of the Institute of Education attached to the Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation.

To reserve a place at the seminar (numbers may have to be restricted) please contact R.Bull@ioe.ac.uk, 02076126671

Paul Grainger

Director (operations) Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation, Institute of Education

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Economic Crisis

Economic Crisis

ECONOMIC CRISIS: RADICAL ANALYSIS AND RADICAL RESPONSES

 

UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS (URPE) CONFERENCE IN BROOKLYN, NY

St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY • October 24, 2009

Morning Segment: RADICAL ANALYSIS

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Harvey (CUNY)

Workshops on causes, mechanisms, and effects of the capitalist crisis

Afternoon Segment: RADICAL RESPONSES

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Charles Barron (New York City Council)

Workshops on popular responses to the crisis

Details: http://www.urpe.org/

Programme: http://www.urpe.org/conf/brooklyn/brookprog.html

Registration: http://www.urpe.org/conf/brooklyn/brookreg.html

Flyer: http://www.urpe.org/conf/brooklyn/URPEBrooklynFly.pdf

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Recession Blues

 

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CONTENTS:
ADAM LEAVER on private equity
TOBY LLOYD on the housing disaster
CARLOTA PEREZ on financial bubbles
KATE CRAWFORD on adulthood
ZYGMUNT BAUMAN on life on credit
RICHARD MURPHY on tax justice
JULIE FROUD on city pay
TOBY DODGE on Iraq’s new ruling elite
ANTHONY JACKSON and EVE MITCHELL on food sovereignty
HEATHER NUNN and ANITA BIRESSI on the undeserving poor
STEPHEN AMIEL, JOHN LAUNER on general practice

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