158 results for author: iippe


Business Meeting Minutes (Crete, 2010)

September 12, 2010 The First International Conference in Political Economy co-organised by the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) and the Greek Scientific Association of Political Economy was a huge success. It proved to be a very interesting and stimulating experience in all respects and for all involved. The numbers well exceeded our expectations with 140 papers presented. Almost one hundred of these have been uploaded on our website. There were representatives from more than 20 countries, mostly from Europe but also from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Japan, South Korea, India, Turkey, Kenya and ...

Totalitarian Capitalism and Beyond

Anchored in contemporary debates on capitalism and political economy, this study reconsiders the major trends which are currently shaping a new stage of capitalism. With chapters examining globalization, the role of technology and environmental degradation, George Liodakis constructs a politico-economic approach on contemporary capitalism from within a classical Marxist framework of political economy. The volume provides a fitting balance between theory and empirical evidence and significantly enriches the existing scholarship on contemporary capitalism and the potential for social change. This is an important contribution to those interested ...

Theories Of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly

Description Tracing the evolution of social capital since his highly acclaimed contribution of 2001 (Social Capital Versus Social Theory), Ben Fine consolidates his position as the world's leading critic of the concept. Fine forcibly demonstrates how social capital has expanded across the social sciences only by degrading the different disciplines and topics that it touches: a McDonaldisation of social theory. The rise and fall of social capital at the World Bank is critically explained as is social capital's growing presence in disciplines, such as management studies, and its relative absence in others, such as social history. Writing with a ...

EAEPE honours IIPPE

We are pleased to announce that Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine have been awarded the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for 2009 for From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory, Routledge, 2009. The award is made by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. This is a powerful signal of how successful Marxist political economy can be in engaging with heterodoxy, one of IIPPE's core aims. As chance would have it, the book was promoted in the first issue of the IIPPE newsletter, where it was made available at a discount to readers, as it still is, here. The same applies to its ...

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries between Economics and other Social Sciences

Ben Fine, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK Dimitris Milonakis, University of Crete, Greece PDF Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and ...

Ben Fine’s editorial on the official launch of IIPPE at the HM Conference, November 2008.

by Ben Fine, SOAS First and foremost, the Historical Materialism Conference was, as in previous years, an extraordinary event in terms of the numbers attending and the range, depth and quality around the topics covered. IIPPE is more than privileged to have been offered so much opportunity at the Conference and, without HM, I suspect we would remain stillborn. Second, though, IIPPE was enabled to and did make a significant contribution to the Conference. Apart from our launch we offered the panels on socialism, the Washington institutions, and commodity studies, and we were well represented in non-IIPPE sessions on finance, agrarian change and the ...

IIPPE launchs at HM

4pm, 7th November 2008, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS Russell Square We are delighted to launch IIPPE formally at the Historical Materialism Annual Conference, 7-9th November 2008 at SOAS, University of London. The official launch will take place at 4pm on the 7th November in the Khalili Lecture Theatre and will be followed by a joint reception with the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize.

From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the social and the historical in the evolution of economic theory

By Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine. Developments within economics of incorporating the historical (and the social, institutional, etc more generally) have been welcomed as progress over excessive formalism and lack of realism. But, by situating these developments in terms of the shifting relationship between economics, the historical and an evolving economics imperialism, a fuller understanding of the role of economic theory and the historical is presented as a prerequisite for analysis that aspires fully to address economic and historical change.