The IIPPE Political Economy of Health and Healthcare Working Group, in collaboration with both the International Health and Political Economy of Health Research Group (ihpeh – QMUL/UK) and the Health, State and Contemporary Capitalism Research Group (University of Sao Paulo/Brazil) calls for abstract submissions in the areas of: Political Economy of Health and Contemporary Capitalism; National States and Health; Health Systems, Health Inequalities, International Health. Our intention is to establish at least one discussion panel at the IIPPE Annual Conference around Political Economy and Health.
Documentary filmmakers and video artists are invited to submit work of around 20 - 90 minutes duration, to be screened followed by a discussion. Films which do not have English as their main language must have English subtitles. Work will be screened as a digital video file, and the artist/creator of the work or a representative with significant involvement in research or production must be present for the discussion session.
At this year’s IIPPE Conference, we wish to continue the debates on the world economy that we started last year in Berlin. We invite scholars with theoretical, regional, local and beyond expertise on peripheral, semi-peripheral and core countries who see the connections between the forces of capitalist imperialism and the multivariate spaces and places it exploits, as well as those of labour and social movements internationally.
The Urban and Regional Working Group of the IIPPE calls for submission of abstracts for a stream on Urban and Regional Political Economy at the IIPPE Conference, Pula, September 2018, following the successful streams at IIPPE conferences since 2010. We seek papers on any aspect of the political economy of localities and regions (sub-national territories), both rural and urban, and both Majority and Minority Worlds. Papers may be either purely theoretical or theorised empirically-based studies. We seek papers both on processes/ relations within localities and regions and on processes/ relations linking these scales to national and international scales.
As a way to dissect and understand processes within contemporary capitalism, the subject of neoliberalism continues to preoccupy many researchers within the field of political economy. Under the Neoliberalism Working Group for the IIPPE Annual Conference of 2018, this call for papers seeks contributions which examine the multiple dimensions of neoliberal theory and practice.
[CFP] Conference 2018 – History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology and Critique of the Mainstream Working Group
Orthodox economic theory has been critically exposed following the 2008 world economic and financial crisis. A decade later, in terms of mainstream research and teaching, how much has changed? This is one of the basic questions to be explored in this year’s IIPPE Conference. The general mainstream response to the crisis has been that there is nothing wrong with its approach in general (through formal model building) only that better models with fuller and more relevant considerations need to be brought to bear, including greater attention to interdisciplinarity (aka economics imperialism), the role of finance, and less rigid behaviouralism (utility maximisation plus). In light of such developments, a major task is to assess critically the new orthodox heterodoxies, and how much they genuinely differ from neoclassical economics as well as how much they engage with, rather than contain or even dismiss, more radical alternatives across methodology, interdisciplinarity, theory and conceptualisation. Another task is how to promote a more deep-rooted political economy in teaching and research in the wake of the crisis and the mainstream responses to it.
This call invites papers and panel submissions that seek to analyse changes in the financial system and in its relation to the overall economy in the past decades, how this period differs from the past, and how recent developments inform our understanding of finance
The Poverty Working Group encourages contributions which shed light on critical theoretical approach of poverty and social needs. We are particularly interested in contributions that link theory to practice where there is an analysis of resistance and political mobilization around poverty highlighting strengths and weaknesses.
We invite proposals for papers to be presented in the Social Capital Working Group’s panels at the 9th International Conference in Political Economy, that examine the potential of social capital to restore democracy by cultivating norms and networks of citizen involvement and public participation. Many studies have pointed to the critical role of social capital in creating values and institutions of democracy and social welfare, by appealing to the work of Tocqueville, Dewey and Putnam. Yet some argue that the prevalence of particularised interests and powerful economic and political elites may foster hierarchical relations, clientelism and corruption and thus and welfare. These are hypotheses that need to be further theorised and empirically tested in order to uncover hinder broader participation, development the relationship between social capital and democracy.
The Africa and Social Reproduction Working Groups invite proposals for individual papers or panels in a joint stream. Political economy research in Africa and elsewhere predominantly takes labour absorption or job creation as factors of growth and development with inadequate consideration of the gender and class dynamics of production and reproduction. In ‘emerging’ African countries, it is often assumed that economic transformation necessitates, as a stage of capitalist development, a developmental state that restricts democratic rights of workers. In the more impoverished regions, migration patterns and agrarian economies are sustained in dependent forms, while they also experience shifting gender and class relations as capital is reconfigured and financialised and the labour crisis of neoliberalism deepens.