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Daniel Singer

Daniel Singer

DANIEL SINGER MILLENNIUM PRIZE 2012

‘Daniel Singer was an author, lecturer and The Nation’s longtime Europe correspondent whose unique voice for democratic socialism lives on through the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation. Essays developing ideas relevant to Daniel’s themes are judged by an international panel of distinguished scholars and activists and the winning paper is discussed at the annual Left Forum conference. Daniel’s voice continues to resound. It mustn’t die.’

Call for Submissions to the 2012 Daniel Singer Millennium Prize.

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation congratulates Richard Swift, author of Preparing the Ground: Left Strategy Beyond the Apocalypse, which won the 2011 Singer Prize. The $2,500 annual prize is a tribute to the outstanding writer, lecturer and thinker, who died in December 2000.

The Singer Foundation invites submissions to its 2012 competition.

The prize will be awarded for an original essay of not more than 5,000 words, which explores the question:

‘From Tahrir and Syntagma Squares to the Indignados and the 99% movement, 2011 saw people in the streets challenging the monopoly of political, economic and financial power by elite minorities. What, if anything, is new about these movements and can they fundamentally change the status quo?’

Essays may be submitted in English, Spanish or French, and will be judged by an international panel of distinguished scholars and activists. The winner will be announced in December 2012.

Essays can be sent either by post or e-mail to

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation

PO Box 2371, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA

DanielSingerFdn@gmail.com

Submissions must be received by August 1, 2012

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Money MenaceTHE EVIL AXIS OF FINANCE

THE EVIL AXIS OF FINANCE: THE US-JAPAN-CHINA STRANGLEHOLD ON THE GLOBAL FUTURE (Clarity Press, 2012)

Richard Westra, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan

 

The story Westra tells of international economic depredation and humanity’s stolen future is truly chilling. From its Wall Street command centre, and funded by Japan and China, the United States ensnares the world’s states and people in a sinister, rigged, zero-sum game. This game, played for the narrowest of ends and to the benefit of an international cohort of uber-rich, traps humanity in a twilight zone of long decay, with its major players intent on preventing a more equitable international order from emerging from the detritus. We ignore the arguments of “The Evil Axis of Finance” at our peril.

 

INTRODUCTION: THE STANGLEHOLD ON THE GLOBAL FUTURE

CHAPTER ONE: THE ‘FREE WORLD’ DESIGN FOR PROSPERITY

 Constituents of a New Real Economy

 The Golden Age Algorithm

CHAPTER TWO: JAPAN AND CHINA IN THE FUTURE PERFECT TENSE

 Anticommunism and the Rebirth ofJapanin the ‘Free World’

 ‘Free World’ Exclusion and the Rise of Mao ZedongChina

CHAPTER THREE: FROM GOLDEN AGE TO GLOBALIZATION

 What Goes Up…

 The US at the Global Crossroads, But Hardly Sinking Down

CHAPTER FOUR: IDLE MONEY IS THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

 ‘Resident Evil’

 ‘Fists Full of Dollars’

CHAPTER FIVE: ROTATING MELTDOWNS

 ‘Banksta’sParadise’

 ‘For a Few Dollars More’

CHAPTER SIX: THE CHAINS OF CHINA

 The Chinese Connection

 Charles Dickens Meets Henry Ford at the Pearl River Delta

 Red Queen, White Queen

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE ARMAGEDDON TRIFECTA

 The Tea Party is Over

 The End of Food

 No ‘Day After Tomorrow’

CONCLUSION: WHITHER THE EXITS?

 

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Costas Lapavitsas

Costas Lapavitsas

FINANCIALISATION IN CRISIS

http://www.brill.nl/financialisation-crisis

Financialisation in Crisis
Edited by Costas Lapavitsas

The turmoil of 2007-2009 is a crisis of financialised capitalism, and for this reason it is systemic and unusual. The crisis commenced in the sphere of finance, spread to production, and then became a world recession. Its unusual character is apparent since never before has a global economic crisis been triggered by banks lending to workers to buy houses. Moreover, state intervention to forestall the crisis becoming a major depression has been unprecedented. This book brings together several well-known political economists to analyse the domestic and international aspects of financialisation, thus putting the crisis in its appropriate context. It draws on Marxist and other heterodox economics to cast light on the broader implications of financialisation and crisis for society.

Biographical note
Costas Lapavitsas is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has published extensively on the political economy of money and finance. His publications include Social Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit (Routledge, 2003).

Readership
Academic libraries, institutes, university courses, policy centres and political/social activists. Those interested in radical explanations of the rise of finance, the transformation of the economy and the recurrence of crisis.

Table of contents
List of Tables and Figures
Introduction: A Crisis of Financialisation, Costas Lapavitsas

PART I: DOMESTIC FINANCIALISATION AND THE ROOTS OF THE CRISIS

1. Financialised Capitalism: Crisis and Financial Expropriation, Costas Lapavitsas

2. The Political Economy of the Subprime Meltdown, Gary Dymski

3. On the Content of Banking in Contemporary Capitalism, Paulo L. Dos Santos

4. Central Banking in Contemporary Capitalism: The Limits of Monetary Policy, Demophanos Papadatos

PART II: INTERNATIONAL FINANCIALISATION AND THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE CRISIS

5. On the Historical Significance and Social Costs of the Subprime Financial Crisis: A Comparison with Japan, Makoto Itoh

6. Oil and Finance in the Global Markets, Carlos Morera Camacho and José Antonio Rojas Nieto

7. Developing Countries in the Era of Financialisation: From Deficit Accumulation to Reserve Accumulation, Juan Pablo Painceira

8. Global Integration of Middle-Income Developing Countries in the Era of Financialisation: The Case of Turkey, Nuray Ergüneş

References
Notes on Contributors
Index

 

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Money Menace

FOURTH CRITICAL FINANCE STUDIES CONFERENCE

15-17 August 2012
Call for Papers
Essex Business School, University of Essex
Colchester, UK

‘…In what is broadly called commentary, the hierarchy between primary and secondary text plays two roles which are in solidarity with each other. On the one hand it allows the (endless) construction of new discourses. The dominance of the primary text…..is the basis for an open possibility of speaking. But on the other hand the commentary’s only role, whatever the techniques used, is to say at last what was silently articulated “beyond”, in the text. By a paradox which it always displaces but never escapes, the commentary must say for the first time what had, nonetheless, already been said, and must tirelessly repeat what had, however, never been said.’ (Foucault, 1981: 55-56)

Critical Finance Studies Conference

Studying finance critically is playing with / being played by the normative forces of financial apparatuses; risking one’s self in the course of producing radically novel ways of thinking and comprehending finance and, ultimately, of creating new possibilities of life. With this in mind the Fourth Annual Critical Finance Studies conference will be held this year at the University of Essex, Essex Business School, August 15th -17th. With a conference gap in 2011 and with a financial crisis that is still on the agenda, and perhaps even stronger than ever, even compared with 2008, we have decided to devote this year’s conference to the ongoing financial crisis.

The Financial Crisis– futures and pasts re-interpreted

We strongly encourage papers that contribute to our ongoing collaborative research project that seeks to engage finance in new and critical ways and from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. This is especially important when trying to understand the current ‘financial situation’, e.g. how people in everyday work and life are affected, how the environment is affected, how theories cope and adapt in the face of a protracted crisis, and how politicians, professional bodies and professionals respond to or promote change or not. We encourage papers that tackle these sorts of issues and, with this in mind, the conference is organized around three sub-streams: an open stream on theory, method, and critique; a stream on financial imaginaries/imagining finance; and a stream on sustainability/finance (see below for more details). The conference finale will comprise a semi-public and interdisciplinary panel in order to, we hope, create some interesting debates, and inspire new thoughts and create new possibilities of life.

Papers should be submitted to the allocated convenor for each sub-theme. We encourage and welcome passionate academic work in different stages and forms, but they all need to be developed enough so that the audience can be intellectually challenged and involved in discussions. The deadline for an extended abstract (about 1000 words) is 15th April 2012. A review panel will announce their decision of acceptance within two weeks from the deadline. Accepted papers should be submitted in their final form by 1 July 2012.

The conference is organised by Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen at Essex Business School, Essex University in collaboration with Dr Thomas Bay Stockholm University (Forslund and Bay, 2009). The venue will be at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus. The conference language will be English. Discussants will be appointed – introducing papers, chairing sessions, involving participants.

Open Stream: Theory, Method, and Critique

Convenors: Jason Glynos, Department of Government, University of Essex ljglyn@essex.ac.uk & Ann-Christine Frandsen, Accounting Group, Essex Business School, frandsen@essex.ac.uk

We invite papers in finance studies that provoke critical engagement with current practices, open up pathways for effective political mobilization and socio-economic transformation, or sketch out possible counter-visions entailing alternative practices and forms of governance. The open stream is designed to catch contributions that tackle issues that fit the conference theme but do not necessarily fall neatly into one of the titled streams. For example: How might critical engagements with finance tell us something about the way markets are performed in other areas of economic life? What forms of subjectivity might different finance practices promote? How should we think the connections between finance and other sectors of the economy? What role should key concepts such as merit and remuneration, surplus labour, speculation, technology, and competition play in how we theorize and imagine finance?

The politics of financial reform draws on a range of characterizations, diagnoses, and prognoses of the recent financial crisis. Such ‘problematizations’ matter because they set in train path dependencies that invite us to problematize those problematizations themselves. Some, for example, seek to avoid heaping blame onto a few individual ‘bad apples’, one of the most trenchant narratives repeatedly and insistently articulated in the mass media. Some seek to avoid locating the fault with finance as such. Others argue that the financial crisis should be understood as a hubris-induced elite debacle rather than a systems accident or fiasco (Engelen et al 2011). The tension between explanatory and interpretive dimensions in these problematizations is never far from the surface, but what is clear is that the way finance is characterized, problematized, and contested has consequences for citizens and for policy makers, not least because of the sorts of futures they open up or close down. This raises issues about how different theoretical perspectives and methodological techniques shape the way we characterize, problematize, and contest financial practices and associated policy and media representations at elite and popular levels; or about how different sorts of critique emerge, relate, and interact with one another, for example, normative and ideological forms of critique.

We encourage the submission of papers that draw on poststructuralist, post-marxist, psychoanalytic, Deleuzian, Foucauldian, and other traditions, and that explore a range of theoretical, methodological, and critical issues linked to the analysis of finance. What forms of innovative, progressive, and sustainable banking and finance do such perspectives enable us to imagine? What role should experiment play in these efforts to conjure alternative visions? How should these experiments be financed? What innovative means of critique are available to citizens living in democratic polities with a tightly coupled nexus of elites in politics-finance-media? What role should music, film, television, social networking platforms, and other media play in facilitating both the process of critique and the conjuring of counter-visions of finance practice and governance?

Stream 2: Financial Imaginaries/Imagining Finance

Convenor: Christian de Cock, Management Group, Essex Business School cdc@essex.ac.uk

A key area of concern in this stream is the “imaginary of finance”, the semiotic system that gives meaning and shape to the economic field in which finance is embedded. Empirically we encourage the submission of papers that explore how, despite the convulsions of 2008 and their continuing reverberations, this imaginary has remained pretty much intact anno 2012 (in that we have witnessed over and over again the re-articulation of established themes and genres). Established financial imaginaries have no doubt proved extremely powerful in shaping the thoughts and perceptions of key political and economic decision makers and it would be interesting to learn more about the mechanics of this. Theoretically we encourage papers that can enrich and develop the notion of “imaginary” itself within a financial context. Examples could include Lacan’s (Real-Symbolic-Imaginary) or Iser’s (Real-Fictive-Imaginary) triad.  We also encourage the submission of papers that can offer new ways of imagining finance. Following Yusoff and Gabrys (2011), we see imagination as “a way of sensing, thinking, and dreaming the formation of knowledge, which creates the conditions for material interventions in and political sensibilities of the world”. What are the conditions of possibility to change dominant framings of the financial imagination? Can we re-imagine the organization of finance as an ethical, societal, and cultural problem? Can we open up a generative space of unknowing which can create the possibility to take us beyond the seemingly eternal dialectic of economic catastrophe and ‘business as usual’? These are just some of the questions you may help formulate answers to.

Stream 3: Sustainability / Finance

Convenor: Steffen Böhm, Management Group, Essex Business School and interdisciplinary Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex, steffen@essex.ac.uk

Finance is arguably at the heart of what might be called the global capitalist economy, which is geared towards ever increasing growth of production and consumption. A whole host of critics and social movements have pointed to the unsustainable nature of this self-referential system, and particularly its negative environmental consequences. Specifically, financial service industries have been repeatedly accused of funding environmentally very damaging extractive industry projects (such an open pit mining, oil tar sands, etc), contributing to the creation of speculative bubbles of commodity markets (e.g. leading to higher basic food prices), and endangering the livelihood of indigenous and other communities (threatened by global industries invading their land, for example), to name but a few of the grievances that have been articulated. We are seeking contributions that map, evaluate and expand such critiques of finance and its problematic relation to sustainability.

On the other hand, however, finance increasingly likes to portray itself as part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. The financial services industry has arguably made some efforts to positively contribute to issues such as climate change (e.g. through carbon disclosure), land grab and livelihoods in developing countries (e.g. through the Equator Principles) and environmental protection in more general terms (e.g. through the UN Global Compact). While some might accuse such initiatives as ‘hot air’ or even ‘greenwash’, which often lack real power and impact, there are more concrete efforts to offer sustainable finance solutions, ranging from microfinance to carbon offsetting, from community finance to payments for environmental services. What should we make of this move of finance ‘going green’ and ‘ethical’? What empirical evidence is there to suggest that such finance approaches to solving environmental and social issues are actually working?

Overall, then, we encourage submissions that problematize the relationship between sustainability and finance in its broadest sense. We are not only interested in critiques of current finance approaches to sustainability, but particularly encourage studies of how groups and communities can use money and finance in novel ways to live more sustainable lives. We are hence keen to explore the ways of how finance can make a contribution to another possible world.

For any general enquiry about the conference please contact Ann-Christine Frandsen. Any specific questions related to one of the streams each please contact relevant convenor

Organising committee: (Alphabetic order)
Professor Steffen Böhm
Professor Christian de Cock
Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen
Dr Jason Glynos
Dr Pik Liew
Dr Sumohon Matilal
Chloe Warren – Marketing Officer, EBS

Organiser: Ann-Christine Frandsen Essex Business School, University of Essex, Colchester Campus, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1206 87 869 809

Email: frandsen@essex.ac.uk

To find out more about Essex Business School visit: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ebs

In Collaboration with

Thomas Bay, Stockholm University

References:

D. Forslund and T. Bay, (2009). ‘The eve of critical finance studies’.  Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization. Vol. 9(4), pp. 285-299.

M. Foucault, (1981). ‘The Order of Discourse’ (Inaugural Lecture at the College de France, given 2 December, 1971). In R. Young (ed), Untying the Text: a Post-Structuralist Reader.  London: Methuen, 1981, pp. 48-78.

Dr Steffen Böhm | Professor in Management and Sustainability | Essex Business School | University of Essex | Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK | Rm 5NW.4.4 | Tel. +44(0)1206 87 3843 | http://www.essex.ac.uk/ebs/staff/profile.aspx?ID=727
http://steffenboehm.net

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BEM Conference 2012

WORLD CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT, BEM-2012

04-06 May 2012

Cesar’s Temple Golf Club & Hotel, Belek, Antalya–Turkey

Last Three Week Remain for abstracts Submission

 

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to submission proposals for the “World Conference on Business, Economics and Management” which will take place on May 04– 06, 2012, at the Cesar’s Temple Golf Club and Hotel in Antalya in Turkey.

We made a special agreement with the Cesar’s Temple Golf Club and Hotel for you. While you have been sharing ideas with your colleagues coming from all over the world at the conference, you can catch a wonderful holiday opportunity with your family or partner with prices start from “all inclusive” 40 € (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be unlimited) . Furthermore, it is free of charge for your children!

Let’s meet in the historical and holiday city in Antalya in Turkey. 

Best regards

Professor Dr. Hüseyin Araslı

Co-president of the Conference

wcbem.info@gmail.com

Abstract submissions due: February 25, 2012.

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IN COLLABORATION WITH

Manchester Metropolitan University

Hacettepe University

Bahcesehir University

Gazi University

Zirve University

Turkish Informatics Association

Elsevier Publication LTD.

ScienceDirect

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS

All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428) by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.

Full and Short Papers

Reflection Papers

Posters/Demonstrations

Exhibits

Tutorials

Panels

Roundtables

Workshop

Virtual Presentation

Product/Services Presentations

TOPICS

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to; the following major areas as they relate to Business, Economics and Management:

Accounting International Finance
Advertising Management Labor Economics
Business & Economics Labor Relations & Human Resource Management
Business Ethics Law and Economics
Business Intelligence Management Information Systems
Business Information Systems Management Science
Business Law Market Structure and Pricing
Business Performance Management Marketing Research and Strategy
Business Statistics Marketing Theory and Applications
Change Management Operations Research
Communications Management Organizational Behavior & Theory
Comparative Economic Systems Organizational Communication
Consumer Behavior Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
Corporate Finance and Governance Product Management
Corporate Governance Production and Organizations
Cost Management Production/Operations Management
Decision Sciences Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship
Development Planning and Policy Public Choice
Economic Development Public Economics and Finance
Economic Methodology Public Relations
Economic Policy Public Responsibility and Ethics
E-Bussiness Regulatory Economics
E- Marketing Resource Management
Economic Systems Strategic Management
Entrepreneurship Strategic Management Policy
Finance & Investment Stress Management
Financial Economics Supply Change Management
Global Business Systems Management
Global Marketing Systems Thinking
Growth; Aggregate Productivity Taxes (related areas of taxes)
Household Behavior and Family Economics Technological Change; Research and Development
Human Resource Technology & Innovation
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Time Management
Information Systems Total Quality Management
Information Technology Management Travel/Transportation/Tourism
International Business Welfare Economics
International Economics Others

ACCOMMODATION

We were special agreement with the Hotel for the conference participants only. The all-inclusive room rate (per person); triple 40Euro, Double 50 Euro and single 70 Euro. For more information please visit the conference official web site: www.wc-bem.org/accammodation.htm.if you make hotel reservation, historical places tour is free for you in 06 May 2011 (Perge, Aspendos & Side). For more information: www.wc-bem.org/tours.htm

Deadlines & Important Dates

Abstract Submissions*: February 25, 2012 (Extended)

Full Paper Submissions: March 15, 2012

Early Hotel Reservation: March 20, 2012

Early Registration: March 30, 2012

Last Hotel Reservation: April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: May 01-04, 2012

Camera-ready for Elsevier: June 01, 2012

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in four (4) day.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The abstracts can be one-page long (200-300 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts.

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VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentationfacility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

WEATHER

Summer is hot, and winter is mild and rainy inAntalya. Nearly 300 days of the year is sunny and one can swim from April to November. InAntalyain day time, the average weather at the end of the April is high 32°C and low 22°C.

TRAVEL AND VISA

The direct and regular flights are available to Antalyafrom most of the countries of the world in April. You can find concerned flight companies’ names from the web-site of Antalya International Airport (AYT). http://www.antaliaairport.com/en/index.asp. Some countries citizens will need a visa for Turkey which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Istanbul Airport. Please visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide for visa information www.e-konsolosluk.net/Visa/Visa_Welcome.aspx.  

We will provide you FREE transfer services from theAntalyaAirport– Hotel – Antalya Airporttransfer.

PERGE, ASPENDOS & SIDE TOUR (May 06, 2012)

Perge was one of the important cities in antiquity. The founding of the city varies depending on the sources. The inscriptions found in the Hellenistic gate refer to Calchas and Mopsus (from the Trojan Wars) and M. Plancius Varus and C. Plancius Varus, father and brother of Plancia Magna, from the 2nd century AD as well. Hittite records mention the name along with the river Cestros as Parha, which means that the city was already large and must have been founded before. It has benefited from the navigable Cestros (modern Aksu) river even though it is some 12 km inland. Perge has two famous women benefactors. Plancia Magna of the 2nd century AD and Prof. Jale Inan. The previous one helped building the city and the latter one uncovered it for us to see it. The theater is the first building that meets us. Unfortunately it is under restoration. The stadium which is one of the best preserved in Turkey, is next. After the Roman gate we are in the grandeur 2nd century Roman city ofPerge with its monumental nymphaeums, the Roman bath, and the Hellenistic gate (renovated in the Roman times as an honorary hall with the statues of the founders of the city). After the Hellenistic gate, you may walk the splendid colonnaded Cardo of Perge with artificial waterfalls all along the street to the foot of the acropolis. The Agora can be visited on the way back.

The city was originally built on the, then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. The oldest name of the city we know; Asiawanda (the land of the horses) in the old local Anatolian languages is now very famous for its most intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering. The Theater was built by Zenon one of the most famous architects of the time in the 2nd century AD. It is known as the best preservedRomanTheaterwith very good acoustics with a capacity of 15,000 spectators. It is known to hold 20 000 people nowadays when there are concerts by nationally and internationally famous orchestras of classical music and singers. There are concerts, plays and other entertainments through out the tourist season. It was used as a church during the Byzantine times and as a palace during the Seljuk’s reign. Other than the lack of decorative statues, etc. of the stage building, it is in perfect condition. The water was brought to the city from the mountains through tunnels and over the aqueducts. The aqueducts that bring water to Aspendos are a great feat of engineering, very rare of its kind. The aqueducts cross a marsh of almost one kilometer by piping made of stone fittings on lower aqueducts. The towers of 30m height are used to change the direction of the piping and also for the siphoning system.

She has existed at least since 1400 BC and has still kept her original name Side, which means pomegranate in the old Anatolian Sidetan language. This is provided by the coins from the 6thCBC and three records from 3rdCBC. This language has not been deciphered yet two of the only three records found are bilingual. This language was in use until after the invasion of Alexander the Great around 333 BC, when ‘koione’ the common dialect of Greek was used. Side is unique in many ways. It still offers the small sweet Anatolian fisherman town atmosphere despite the flood of tourism. The long, fine, sandy beaches are also worth mentioning. The city was built on a flat peninsula instead of a mountain acropolis, for defense, like Perge, Sillyum and Aspendos. Instead the peninsula is walled on both the land and the sea all around. The first buildings that meets you are the aqueducts, bringing water from 32km from the mountains. The monumental nymphaeum is the next. The colonnaded main street with shops and houses on both sides take you to the inner city. The Roman bath which is restored as a museum is on the right near the monumental Roman gate.The theater, the largest in Pamphylia, is built on flat land instead of resting on a slope. It rests on a multi-story sloped arches, 17m high, and is a true wonder of Roman engineering. The stage building is higher, 21m. The adjacent buildings of the extensive agora and thetemple ofTyke and fine public toilets within are closed to visitors for the time being. TheTemple ofApollo and Athena have some columns that and have been restored on the beach near the harbour are the symbol of Side. The Byzantian Basilicas, theTemple ofMan and the Bibliotect are a few of the other buildings.

ANTALYASHOPPING-OLDCITY& MUSEUMS TOUR (EVERYDAY)

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs 

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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John Holloway

RAGE AGAINST THE RULE OF MONEY

Three Public Lectures by John Holloway

 

Rage Against the Rule of Money: http://johnhollowayinleeds.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/holloway-leeds-15-11-2010-45.jpg

Three public lectures by John Holloway, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the MA in Activism and Social Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/maasc

28th November: Rage
6pm, Business School Western Lecture Theatre. Business School. University of Leeds

29th November: The Rule of Money
6pm, Business School Western Lecture Theatre. Business School. University of Leeds

30th November: Break the Power of Money! Communise!
6pm, The Space Project,  37-38 Mabgate Green Leeds.

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Professor John Holloway is spending some time as a visiting professor at the School of Geography, University of Leeds in 2011 and is teaching at the MA in Activism and Social Change: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/maasc

The lectures are free and open to the public and there is no need to book.

About the venues:
Business School Western Lecture Theatre, G01, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT: http://www.teachingspace.leeds.ac.uk/room_details.asp?ID=1-01-087-2570-GR+-G01

Information about how to get to the Business School (LUBS) in a map here: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/webfiles/General/lubs_map.pdf

Space project: http://www.spaceproject.org.uk/, 37-38 Mabgate Green, LS9 7DS.  It’s a non commercial space in Leeds facilitated by the Really Open University http://reallyopenuniversity.wordpress.com/.

See a map here: http://pedallers.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/p1030288.jpg.

For more information about these lectures contact: s.gonzalez@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 6639

Source: http://johnhollowayinleeds.wordpress.com/

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Eurozone Crisis

THE EURO CRISIS: CAUSES AND REMEDIES

Date: 25 October 2011 , 18:00 to 20:00
Location: JG0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road

Econ Club Panel discussion on: The Euro crisis. Causes and Remedies
With Dimitris Sotiropoulos, José R. Sánchez-Fung, Engelbert Stockhammer and Nick Butler (chair)

Until two years ago the Euro was considered a big success: inflation was low and the poorer countries were catching up rapidly. But since then the situation has changed dramatically. Greece, Ireland and Portugal are in deep recession and had to request support from the other EU countries, because markets have stopped lending to them. A European rescue fund has been set up, but the crisis is spreading to other countries. What are the causes of the crises? What reforms does the Euro system need?

Dimitris Sotiropoulos is a Lecturer at Kingston University. His research focuses on changes in the financial sector and their societal implications. He has recently published Rethinking Imperialism (with J. Milios) He has been living in Greece until a few months ago and will give a first hand report of the situation there.

José R. Sánchez-Fung is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University and has been Visiting Researcher at the Bank of Finland in Helsinki. His main research area is monetary economics with particular reference to developing countries. He is co-author, with Subrata Ghatak, of the textbook Monetary Economics in Developing Economies.

Engelbert Stockhammer is Professor at Kingston University. He is working on the macroeconomics of distribution and financialization. He has recently published A Modern Guide To Keynesian Macroeconomics and Economic Policies (with E. Hein). He will give a Keynesian account of the crisis.

Nicholas Butler is Head of the School of Economics at Kingston University.

The Econ Club will organise regular extra-curricular events at theSchool ofEconomics to further discussing of timely issues in economic policy and theory. We hope for student participation of these events in the future.

 

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Money Menace

SOAS SEMINAR SERIES ON MONEY AND DEVELOPMENT

Noemi Levy (UNAM, Mexico City) will be speaking on

“EFFECTS OF FINANCIAL CAPITAL DOMINATION ON THE STRUCTURE OF PRODUCTION AND NON-FINANCIAL PRIVATE ENTERPRISES: THE CASE OF MEXICO”

Chair: Jan Toporowski (SOAS)

Monday 10 October, 5-7pm

Room T102, 22 Russell Square,
SOAS, London, WC2H OXG

Noemi Levy is Professor of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. Her research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics and finance particularly with application to emerging markets. She has published widely among others with the International Journal of Political Economy.

For more information, please e-mail: md-seminar@soas.ac.uk

 

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Money

ON THE POLITICS OF INDEBTEDNESS

A discussion with Richard Dienst, Randy Martin and Bruce Robbins to launch The Bonds of Debt

Join Richard Dienst at New York’s Brecht Forum for a discussion to launch his new book, The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good. The discussion will be moderated by Jeremy Glick.

Wednesday May 25th, 7.30pm

Brecht Forum
451 West Street (btw Bank and Bethune)
New York, NY 10014

Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers

Register online here: https://brechtforum.org/civicrm/event/info?id=11939&reset=1

And for more information, visit the Verso website: http://www.versobooks.com/books/959-the-bonds-of-debt

The credit crisis has pushed the whole world so far into the red that the gigantic sums involved defy understanding. On a human level, what does such an enormous degree of debt and insolvency mean? In The Bonds of Debt, cultural critic Richard Dienst considers the financial crisis, global poverty, media politics and radical theory to parse the various implications of a world where man is born free but everywhere is in debt. 

Written with humor and verve, The Bonds of Debt ranges across subjects—such as Obama’s national security strategy, the architecture of Prada stores, press photos of Bono, and a fairy tale told by Karl Marx—to capture a modern condition founded on fiscal imprudence. Moving beyond the dominant pieties and widespread anxieties surrounding the topic, Dienst re-conceives the world’s massive financial obligations as a social, economic, and political bond, where the crushing weight of objectified wealth comes face to face with new demands for equality and solidarity. For this inspired analysis, we are indebted to him.

www.versobooks.com

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Money Menace

WORKSHOP ON WAGE-LED GROWTH

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON, 14 JUNE 2011
The Political Economy Research Group
School of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University

Is organizing a workshop …

Wage-led Growth: An Alternative to Finance-led Capitalism?

Date: 14th June 2011 , 09:00 to 18:00

Location: JG0003 Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston, KT1 2EE

Fee: Free, advance registration essential

Neoliberalism has led to a polarization in the distribution of income and given rise to a finance-led growth model that collapsed in the worst crisis since the 1930s. Wage-led growth has recently been proposed as an alternative policy strategy. It aims at linking wage growth to productivity growth and inflation. Growing wages could then generate high demand by fuelling consumption. But such a strategy could also ignite the growth of the capital stock if consumption demand has second round effects on investment, and if wage growth induces technological change and productivity growth. Thus, for a wage-growth policy to be successful, it needs be embedded in an economic policy regime that gives a greater role to labour unions and restrains the financial sector.

The Workshop will introduce recent research on wage-led growth and provide a forum for critical discussion.

Programme: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/activities/item.php?updatenum=1738

Engelbert Stockhammer
Professor of Economics
Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2EE, UK
http://staffnet.kingston.ac.uk/~ku44311/
http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/perg/

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

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Money Menace

THREE CHEERS FOR MARXIST MONETARY THEORY – COSTAS LAPAVITSAS

LONDON SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY MARXIST THEORY
4th May, 5pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus, K.2.31 Raked Lecture Theatre
Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS)
Three Cheers for Marxist Monetary Theory: The Eurozone through the Prism of World Money

The global economic and financial crisis has witnessed a deepening of interest in different forms of critical and radical thought and practice. This seminar will explore the new perspectives that have been opened up by interventions of contemporary Marxist theory in this political and theoretical conjuncture.

It involves collaboration among Marxist scholars based in several Londonuniversities, including Brunel University, King’s College London, and the Schoolof Oriental and African Studies. Guest speakers – from both Britain and abroad – will include a wide range of thinkers engaging with many different elements of the various Marxist traditions, as well as with diverse problems and topics. The aim of the seminar is to promote fruitful debate and to contribute to the development of more robust Marxist analysis.

It is open to all.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

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World Crisis

PAUL MASON: ‘FROM TEHRAN TO MADISON – WHAT IS NEW IN THE GREAT UNREST OF 2011?

Tuesday, 12th April 2011, 11am – 12.15
Venue: David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Campus)
Paul Mason is BBC Newsnight’s Economics editor and author of ‘Live Working or Die Fighting – How the Working Class Went Global’ and ‘Meltdown – The End of the Age of Greed.’

Christian Marazzi: ‘The Common and Money’
Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 1pm – 2.45
Venue: David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Campus)
Christian Marazzi is Professor and director of socio-economic research at the Scuola Universitaria della Svizzera Italiana and author of ‘The Violence of Financial Capitalism.’

Both events are free and open to all and are part of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN): http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/newsandevents/events/items/43116.html

Contact and further info: a.alele@qmul.ac.uk

Maps and directions here: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/mileend/index.html
http://www.cfep.org.uk

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