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Antipode’s 3rd Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ)*

*(We have jettisoned “Summer” given the Northern hemispheric bias it presents)

Antipode’s 3rd Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ) will take place in Athens, Georgia, USA, May 30th-June 3rd, 2011.

Antipode’s 3rd Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ) will provide an exciting opportunity to engage leading edge theoretical, methodological, and research-practice issues in the field of radical geography and social justice (both broadly defined), along with a range of associated professional and career development matters. This international meeting will be specifically designed to meet the needs of new researchers, taking the form of an intensive, interactive workshop for 25 participants. It will include facilitated discussion groups, debates and panels, training and skills development modules, and plenary sessions. Topics for the meeting will include: defining radical/critical geographies, models of engagement broadly/models of activist-scholarship specifically, interdisciplinary radical work, producing public geographies, locating the boundaries of “the geographies of justice,” the institutional cultures of radical geography, interdisciplinary dialogue and radical geography, how to teach radical geographies, publishing radical geographies and mapping the future of radical/critical geographies.

Featured plenary contributors at the Athens (2011) meeting will be:

Patrick Bond, School of Development Studies and Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. See:,4,35,4,0

Vinay Gidwani, Department of Geography and Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota. See:

Wendy Larner, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. See:

Laura Pulido, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California. See:

Nik Theodore, Center for Urban Economic Development and Department of Urban Planning and Policy,
University of Illinois at Chicago. See:

Wendy Wolford, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University. See:

The local organizer of the meeting is:

Nik Heynen, Department of Geography, University of Georgia. See:

Who is Eligible and How to Apply?

The Institute for the Geographies of Justice is open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed junior faculty (normally within 3 years of appointment).

The Institute participation fee will be $200 for graduate students and $250 for faculty and postdoctoral researchers.   This fee will include your lodging for the week, a couple meals here and there and fund a reception at the end of the week.

All those wishing to attend the IGJ must complete a pre-registration form by January 31st, 2011.

Pre-registration forms are available at the two following links: and

Please fill out the form and email it to Nik Heynen at

Support for the SIGJ is being provided by:

    • Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography:

    • The Department of Geography at the University of Georgia:

Further information about the Institute for the Geographies of Justice can be obtained from Nik Heynen at or  

Information on Athens can be found at  


Nik Heynen
Associate Professor of Geography,
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology,
Associate Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research 
University of Georgia,
GG Building, 210 Field St., Room 204,
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-1954 (direct)
       (706) 542-2856 (office)
Fax: (706) 542-2388

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The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order?
London and New York: Zed Books, 2010
Edited by Kean Birch and Vlad Mykhnenko

Hardback: £70.00   ISBN: 9781848133488
Paperback: £18.99  ISBN: 9781848133495

Book website: 

About the Book

The recent, devastating and ongoing economic crisis has exposed the faultlines in the dominant neoliberal economic order, opening debate for the first time in years on alternative visions that do not subscribe to a ‘free’ market ethic. In particular, the core contradiction at the heart of neoliberalism – that states are necessary for the functioning of free markets – provides us with the opportunity to think again about how we want to organise our economies and societies. The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism presents critical perspectives of neoliberal policies, questions the ideas underpinning neoliberalism, and explores diverse response to it from around the world.

In bringing together the work of distinguished scholars and dedicated activists to question neoliberal hegemony, the book exposes the often fractured and multifarious manifestations of neoliberalism which will have to be challenged to bring about meaningful social change.

What People Have Said About the Book

‘Since the 1970s, the politics of “neoliberalism,” based on the purported concern to minimize state interference in the economy and thus to unleash “free” markets, have been mobilized at various sites and scales across the world economy. This book provides useful intellectual tools for deciphering the ideological, social and institutional foundations of neoliberalism and its wide-ranging implications for the still ongoing regulatory reorganization of capitalism.’ – Neil Brenner, New York University 

‘This is an outstanding book not only because of the sophisticated critiques offered by some of the most highly regarded thinkers on the topic of the destruction and misery wrought through neoliberal capitalism, but also because its forward looking emphasis on a more egalitarian and hopeful future offers insights about the work that needs to be done by activists and scholars alike. Moreover, this book helps us recognize that the emergence of any talk of a post-neoliberal era is premature beyond helping to construct a road map for ways citizens of the world can collectively, and deliberately, move forward.’ – Nik Heynen, University of Georgia

‘This timely and wide ranging book traces the changing contours of neoliberalism, demonstrating how market-oriented policies gave rise to a globally hegemonic political-economic project. The emphasis is on identifying the different forms neoliberalism takes and the diverse responses to it. At a juncture when this political-economic project is under increasing scrutiny from supporters and opponents alike, the book challenges existing conceptions of neoliberalism and makes an important contribution to the reinvigorated search for political alternatives.’ – Wendy Larner, Professor of Human Geography and Sociology, University of Bristol

‘A timely volume on the nature, varied manifestations, and above all limitations of a an economic order that is failing so spectacularly with the financial crisis. Highly recommended for academics, students, or for that matter anyone interested in the politics of our times.’ – Magnus Ryner, Professor of International Relations, Oxford Brookes University.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: A World Turned Right-Way Up – Kean Birch and Vlad Mykhnenko

Part 1: The Rise of Neoliberalism

2. How Neoliberalism Got Where It Is: Elite Planning, Corporate Lobbying and the Release of the Free Market – David Miller

3. Making Neoliberal Order in the United States – Kean Birch and Adam Tickell

4. Neoliberalism, Intellectual Property and the Global Knowledge Economy – David Tyfield

5. Neoliberalism and the Calculable World: The Rise of Carbon Trading – Larry Lohmann

6. Tightening the Web: The World Bank and Enforced Policy Reform – Elisa van Waeyenberge

7. The Corruption Industry and Transition: Neoliberalising Post-Soviet Space? – Adam Swain, Vlad Mykhnenko and Shaun French

8. Remaking the Welfare State: From Safety Net to Trampoline – Julie MacLeavy
Part 2: The Fall of Neoliberalism

9. Zombieconomics: The Living Death of the Dismal Science – Ben Fine

10. From Hegemony to Crisis? The Continuing Ecological Dominance of Neo-Liberalism – Bob Jessop

11. Do It Yourself: A Politics for Changing Our World – Paul Chatterton

12. Dreaming the Real: A Politics of Ethical Spectacles – Paul Routledge

13. Transnational Companies and Transnational Civil Society – Leonith Hinojosa and Anthony Bebbington

14. Defeating Neo-liberalism: A Marxist Internationalist Perspective and Programme – Jean Shaoul

15. Conclusion: The End of an Economic Order? – Vlad Mykhnenko and Kean Birch

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Volume 41, Issue 1, 2010

Online ISSN: 1467-8330 Print ISSN: 0066-4812

Journal compilation © 2010 Editorial Board of Antipode


Introduction: The Point Is To Change It
Noel Castree, Paul Chatterton, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner, Melissa W. Wright
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00713.x

Original Articles

Now and Then1
Michael J. Watts
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00714.x

The Idea of Socialism: From 1968 to the Present-day Crisis
Hugo Radice
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00715.x

The Revolutionary Imperative
Neil Smith
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00716.x

To Make Live or Let Die? Rural Dispossession and the Protection of Surplus Populations
Tania Murray Li
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00717.x

Postneoliberalism and its Malcontents
Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore, Neil Brenner
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00718.x

D/developments after the Meltdown
Gillian Hart
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00719.x

Is the Globalization Consensus Dead?
Robert Wade
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00720.x

The Uses of Neoliberalism
James Ferguson
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00721.x

Crisis, Continuity and Change: Neoliberalism, the Left and the Future of Capitalism
Noel Castree
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00722.x

Money Games: Currencies and Power in the Contemporary World Economy
John Agnew
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00723.x

Pre-Black Futures
Katharyne Mitchell
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00724.x

The Shape of Capitalism to Come
Paul Cammack
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00725.x

Who Counts? Dilemmas of Justice in a Postwestphalian World
Nancy Fraser
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00726.x

The Communist Hypothesis and Revolutionary Capitalisms: Exploring the Idea of Communist Geographies for the Twenty-first Century
Erik Swyngedouw
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00727.x

An Economic Ethics for the Anthropocene
J. K. Gibson Graham, Gerda Roelvink
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00728.x

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