Plenary II: Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies Outside Europe

Speakers: Peter Alexander, Yuezhi Zhao and Fred Fuentes, 4th Annual IIPPE conference, 11th July 2013 http://youtu.be/tkoIMiUpXl4

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Plenary I: Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies in Europe

Speakers: Geert Reuten, Fabio De Masi, George Stathakis and Stuart Holland, 4th Annual IIPPE conference, 10th July 2013 http://youtu.be/pE7GLkbWevg

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“The New Hegemony of Illegitimate Authority” ISS Keynote Lecture delivered by Susan George

ISS Keynote Lecture delivered by Susan George with Discussant Bridget O'Laughlin, 4th Annual IIPPE conference, 9th July 2013 http://youtu.be/KReeppxil3M

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Poverty Working Group

The crisis in the EU is unfolding, the recession in the US is persisting and poverty is becoming a reality or a threat for more and more people. Austerity policies of unprecedented depth and severity contribute to the pauperisation of people, with Greek governments leading the way. The necessary destruction of capital for getting over the crisis has been burdened on the shoulders of working people, self-employed people, small business and small farmers. Nevertheless, while absolute poverty is the most telling aspect of poverty, research in approaching this aspect is ...

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Environment Working Group

Panel title: Producing Environmental Conservation: Crises, Conflicts and Possible Alternatives Panel Organisers: Bram Büscher, Michela Marcatelli and Alonso Ramirez (Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University) CFP: Environmental conservation has over the past two decades become central to the global political economy. Going ‘green’ is no longer something that tree-huggers do, but has literally become ‘serious business’. Contemporary policy initiatives such as those around the ‘green economy’ or ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ ...

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Privatisation Working Group

Privatization Working Group: Privatization, Crisis, Alternatives Stream Thomas Marois (SOAS, University of London, UK) Kate Bayliss (SOAS, University of London, UK) Ahmet Zaifer (SOAS, University of London, UK) The theme of the 4th IIPPE Conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Given the significance of the debates around privatization in the ongoing crisis and in the construction of socialist alternative strategies, the IIPPE Privatization Working Group will be organizing a stream of papers for presentation. Individual ...

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Financialisation Working Group

Call For Papers: IIPPE Financialisation Working Group The Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy. Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Hague, the Netherlands, 9 to 11 July, 2013   Financialisation refers to the phenomenon of  finance playing an ever more significant role in economic life. This phenomenon is related to  the structural transformation of capitalist economies and the  accompanying  social effects. In the wake of the crisis, this has become an  increasingly prominent area of research in the field of political economy. ...

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Neoliberalism Working Group

Alfredo Saad Filho (SOAS, University of London, UK) Kean Birch (York University, Toronto, Canada) The theme of the 4th IIPPE Conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alterative Economic Strategies” (see http://iippe.org/wp/). Neoliberalism occupies a central position within this field, and the IIPPE Neoliberalism Working Group will be organising a stream of papers for presentation at the Conference. Submissions are invited on and around the following areas: Neoliberal economic policies and policy alternatives. Global neoliberalism, international ...

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[Conference 2013 CfP] The Minerals-Energy Complex, MEC, and Comparative Industrialisation Working Group

Pre-Amble Whilst the MEC was first put forward as a way of understanding the character and trajectory of the South African economy, it has been associated with broader issues such as the nature of specific systems of accumulation, national or otherwise, and with comparative study of industrialization. Consequently, this conference stream intends both to explore the continuing relevance of the MEC as a way of specifying the South African economy and to locate such analysis in a comparative context. There will be six panels, briefly introduced below. For each panel, ...

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Political Economy of Institutions Working Group

 4th IIPPE in Political Economy, July 9-11, the Hague, the Netherlands CALL FOR PAPERS The International Initiative of Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE) organises its Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy, which will be held at the Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Hague, the Netherlands, from 9 to 11 July, 2013.  The theme of the conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Given the significance of the role of institutions in the current ongoing crises and in the construction of alternative ...

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