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THE CRISIS IN EUROPE: DEPRESSION ECONOMICS, SOCIAL CRISIS, STATE POLICY, ALTERNATIVES

The Crisis in Europe: Depression economics –social crisis – state policy –alternatives

International workshop by transform! europe
Vienna, 15th/16th January 2010

Please see: http://www.transform-network.net/uploads/media/Folder_transform_crisis_of_europe_2010-01-15.pdf 

Agenda

Friday, January 15th

13.00–13.15h

Welcome and opening by Elisabeth Gauthier (transform! europe)

13.15–14.45h

Joachim Bischoff (editor of the monthly review Sozialismus): Overaccumulation of capital: what does it mean for the understanding of the current crisis?

14.45–15.00h : Break

15.00–16.30h

Bob Jessop (Lancaster University): The role of the state today: internationalization and the nation state

16.30–17.00h: Break

 17.00–20.00h

Francisco Louça (Lisbon, tbc): Europe in the world economic crisis: comeback of Keynesian politics or launching of a ‘financial coup d’état’ (D. Harvey)?

Interventions by Euclides Tsakolotos (University of Athens), Peter Fleissner (Univ. prof. em., Vienna), Jiri Malek (transform!Czech Republic) and others (Spain, Italy…)

Saturday, January 16th

9.00–11.30h

Maria Karamessini (University Pantheion, Athens): The social crisis in Europe: politics of precariousness or shift to a new social model of regulation

Interventions by Stephen Bouquin (University Amiens France), Asbjörn Wahl (Norway, Trade unionist, tbc), Lutz Brangsch (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Berlin)

11.30–12.00h: Break

12.00–15.00h

What are the lessons of the crisis and how can they be communicated?

Proposals and projects of ‘the left of the left’

Round table with: Thomas Händel (MEP) Jürgen Klute (MEP) Miguel Portas (MEP) Francis Wurtz (former leader of GUE/NGL in EP)

Inputs from transform!, European Left Party and members of GUE/NGL-Group

Walter Baier (transform!) is chairing the debate

Languages: English, German, French

Important: registration until December, 20th via E-Mail: office@transform.or.at transform!
Gußhausstraße 14/3, A-1040 Wien

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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