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CRITICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY RESEARCH NETWORK WORKSHOP

CALL FOR PAPERS

WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY THE CRITICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY RESEARCH NETWORK OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION –http://criticalpoliticaleconomy.net/ http://www.europeansociology.org/

The Eurozone in Crisis: Challenges and Controversies in the European Political Economy(ies) and in Political Economy Research

Friday 18 – Saturday 19 February 2011, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

The ongoing economic and political turmoil in the eurozone (for example, Greece’s bailout, the downgrading of Spain’s credit rating, Ireland’s fall from grace) has highlighted the need for critical reflection on, and analysis of, developments in recent years. Accordingly, this workshop provides a forum for discussion of the European political economy(ies), plus the broader debates in critical political economy that have taken place in this period.

Therefore, papers will be sought on, FIRSTLY, empirical issues linked to the challenges faced by: member states; regions within the Eurozone (e.g. the so-called PIIGS); CEE countries wishing to join (e.g. issues of euroisation faced by Hungary, etc.); institutions such as the ECB; the euro as a global currency; the crisis itself (inclusive of the 2008-9 period and the current fall-out from Greece’s troubles). SECONDLY, though, we are also interested in contributions which, while retaining Europe as their empirical focus, speak to broader conceptual and theoretical debates that have taken place over the past decade. To give a few examples, there have been lively discussions on: supranational governance in the light of the euro; the internationalisation of national states; the rise to prominence of inter alia the ‘cultural political economy’, ‘everyday life’ and ‘neo-Poulantzian’ literatures; neoliberalism; and ‘models’ of capitalism plus (in the European context) the notion of a social ‘model’.

As such, we seek contributions from scholars with an interest in political economy research, whatever their disciplinary affiliation (sociology, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, ethnology, development studies, area studies, history, etc.). Hence the workshop aims to attract a diverse range of junior and senior researchers, from postgraduate students to professors. To this end, limited funds will be available for assisting PhD researchers who present, especially those from Central and Eastern Europe, with their travel and accommodation costs.

The workshop will be held on Friday 18 – Saturday 19 February 2011 at Goethe University Frankfurt. Introducing the workshop will be Andreas Nölke, Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt. This will be followed by a plenary address on global/supranational governance and the internationalisation of the state by Ulrich Brand, Professor of International Politics at the University of Vienna.

There is no fee for attending and participating in the workshop. The workshop language will be English.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to ianbruff@gmail.com by no later than Wednesday 13 October 2010. The applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision by no later than Friday 22 October 2010.

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Crisis Theory

FINANCIALISATION AND ENVIRONMENT

 Hallsworth Conference on Financialisation and Environment 
The Implications for Environmental Governance of the Global Financial Crisis
15-16 April, 2010, University of Manchester
Board Room, Arthur Lewis Building, 2nd floor

Please register at: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/events/hallsworth/booking/

Program

Thursday, 15 April 2010

10:30: Welcome and Registration

11:00: Introduction – Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester

11:30: Debates on Economic Valuation and Payment for Environmental Services – Joan Martinez Allier, Autonomous University of Barcelona

12:30: Lunch

13:30 Carbon trading, new enclosures and eco-social contestation – Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

14:30: The Financialisation of the ‘Good Environment’ and ‘Good Environmental Citizen’ – Samuel Randalls, University College London

15:30: Coffee

16:00: The Domination of Finance capital over Nature – Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

17:00: Discussion 

17:30: Close
Friday, 16 April 2010

10:00: The Role of Finance in the Ambiguous Post-Neoliberalising of Nature: A Research Program for the Agro-fuels Project – Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna

11:00: Sugarcane in Brazil: Finance capital, Slave Labour and Deforestation – Leonardo Sakamoto, Brazilian Comission for the Eradication of Slave Labour and NGO Repórter Brasil

12:00: Carbon Markets and Climate Change – Larry Lohman, The Corner House

13:00: Lunch

13:30: Carbon Emissions as New Fields for (Finance) Capital – Christian Zeller, University of Salzburg

14:30:  Processes of Exchange in the Carbon Credit Industry – John Broderick, University of Manchester

15:30: Coffee

15.45: Round Table: Financialisation of the Environment: What Governance?

17:00: Close

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Postneoliberalism

 

 Dear colleagues

We are happy to announce the publication of a special issue of the journal “Development Dialogue” (Day Hammarskjöld Foundation) on the highly actual topic on Postneoliberalism.

Find below the table of contents.

In order to get a copy (for free), please send your mailing address to: secretariat@dhf.uu.se

Best wishes,
Nicola Sekler and Ulrich Brand
 

 

Development Dialogue 51 (January 2009)

Preface

Henning Melber

Postneoliberalism : catch-all word or valuable analytical and political concept? – Aims of a beginning debate

Ulrich Brand and Nicola Sekler

 

Ways out of the crisis of neoliberalism

Michael Brie

 

Postneoliberalism and its bifurcations

Ana Esther Ceceña

 

Postneoliberalism and post-Fordism: Is there a new period of capitalist mode of production?

Alex Demirovic

 

Postneoliberalism from and as a counter-hegemonic perspective

Nicola Sekler

 

Postneoliberalism or postcapitalism? The failure of neoliberalism in the financial market crisis

Elmar Altvater

 

‘Neoliberalism’ and development policy: dogma or progress?

Kurt Bayer

 

Environmental crises and the ambiguous postneoliberalising of nature

Ulrich Brand

 

The crisis of neoliberalism and the impasse of the union movement

Gregory Albo

 

Women peasants, food security and biodiversity in the crisis of neoliberalism

Christa Wichterich

 

On recent projects and experiences of the sufficiency economy: a critique

Chanida Chanyapate and Alec Bamford

 

Struggles against Wal-Martisation and neoliberal competitiveness in (southern) China: Towards postneoliberalism as an alternative?

Ngai-Ling Sum

 

Postneoliberalism in Latin America

Emir Sader

 

Notes on postneoliberalism in Argentina

Verónica Gago and Diego Sztulwark

 

Realistic postneoliberalism: A view from South Africa

Patrick Bond

 

 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand

Universität Wien

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Universitätsstr. 7/2, NIG

A-1010 Wien

Tel.: 0043-1-4277-49452 (oder –47702)

ulrich.brand@univie.ac.at

 

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