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Communisation

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE STATE, POWER, AND GLOBALISATION: FALL SEMESTER SEMINAR SERIES

Richmond, the American International University in London 

Centre for the Study of the State, Power, and Globalisation 

FALL SEMESTER SERIES

17th September 2014

Easier to Imagine the End of the World than the End of Capitalism?

Luke Cooper (Richmond, AIUL)

The contemporary political imagination is characterised by ‘capitalist realism’: the widespread belief there is no alternative to capitalism. If even today’s dissident movements cannot generate a sense of a realisable utopia, then where does this leave the emancipatory hopes of radical modernity? Luke Cooper discusses “what’s left after history ended”.

Luke Cooper, Assistant Professor in International History at Richmond, AIUL is author (with Simon Hardy) of Beyond Capitalism? The Future of Radical Politics (Zero Books).

22nd October 2014

Markets, Money, and Morality: Assessing What Money Can’t Buy

Simon Choat (Kingston University)

12th November 2014

Organisation of the Organisation-less: Understanding Networked Social Movements

Rodrigo Nunes (PUC-Rio)

6pm, Room 216

Asa Briggs Hall

Ansdell Street

Kensington campus

Nr tube High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/centre-for-the-study-of-the-state-power-and-globalisation-fall-semester-series-richmond-aiul

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Karl Marx

MARXISM TODAY – THE GRAMSCI ENIGMA

The ideas of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci are popular on today’s radical left. But of all the Marxist thinkers of the classical tradition, Gramsci is the most enigmatic. His ideas often appear to be puzzling and contradictory and there is little agreement on the radical left on what the “real Gramscian tradition” is. The style of Gramsci’s writings lend themselves to these controversies, because they are often as opaque as they are thoughtful and innovative.

Luke Cooper tries to solve the riddle of the Gramsci enigma and considers the significance of some of his key concepts, for problems of theory, tactics and strategy that we confront in the modern world.

 

19.00 Wednesday 16 November, Bloomsbury Suite, University of London Union, Malet Street

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177064475702847

 

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Capitalist Crisis

COLLECTIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

KCL European Studies Research Students Seminar presents:

DOCTORAL STUDENTS & FRIENDS COLLECTIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

Tuesday 15th of June 2010, 2 PM – 7.30 PM, King’s College London, 
Strand campus, Room S-1.22 (basement)

The economic developments we have witnessed recently are yet another indication of the instability that the ongoing global economic crisis has brought about, with arguments within the European Union centered around the bailout of Greece and its wider implications. Certain commentators have even been considering the possible breakdown of the eurozone, and the future of the Union itself has been put into question as a result of the dynamics of the crisis.

Given the depth and extent of the crisis, the multiple forms it is taking, the far-reaching implications it has, the difficult search for its resolution within the given framework and the ongoing practical elaboration of solutions that go beyond the current state of affairs, it would be of great value to have a collective discussion about it. The different topics we are exploring in our research – including ‘social movements’, ‘political parties’, ‘social exclusion’, ‘migration’, ‘political philosophy’, ‘international relations’, ‘political economy’ – can certainly contribute to look at the crisis from different perspectives and perhaps help us trying to understand the origins of the crisis, throw light on current events, think about possible future developments and, who knows, maybe even to contribute to elaborate some alternative views.

PROGRAMME:

2 pm:  Welcome address

SESSION ONE (2.10 pm – 3.30 pm): THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE CRISIS

* Lucia Pradella: A crisis of the ‘neoliberal system’ and Western hegemony
* Luke Cooper: The crisis of Globalisation and the rise of China – towards a new world order?
* Adam Fabry: Hungary in the current global economic crisis
* Lorenzo Fusaro: Looking at the current crisis with Gramsci’s category of ‘Organic Crisis’

Discussant: Alex Callinicos

SESSION TWO (4pm – 5.30 pm): CRISES AND RESISTANCE NOW & THEN

* Paolo Chiocchetti: Crisis, Class Struggle, Class Consciousness: a complex relationship
* Sara El Sheekh, Student and Activist: …but our streets are still nearly empty…
* John Bowden, Workers Power: What can the Left learn from the crisis of the 1970s?
* Simon Guy, Socialist Workers Party: Resistance today

Discussant: Stathis Kouvelakis

SESSION THREE (6pm -7.30pm): POLITICAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE CRISIS

* John Cooper: Etienne Balibar: The Crisis and the Faltering Project of European Transnational Citizenship
* Simon McMahon: Recession and racism in the UK and Spain: discursive framing of immigration at a time of economic downturn
* Christos Kourtelis: Who is to blame? The response of the Greek media to the Greek crisis
* Aude de Caunes: Politics in crisis, music as radical politics. Cultural resistance and symbolic appropriation in postcolonial France

Download programme at: http://kcleuresearch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/esrs_seminar_final_program.jpg

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Kings College London
Office: room E1, East Wing, Strand Campus
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