Pre-Conference Training Workshop: The Systemic Dynamics of China’s Economic Development and the Systematic Implications for Contemporary Capitalism

This workshop aims to discuss the political economy of China’s development and its relationship with world capitalism from a historical materialist perspective. The first session will offer a perspective on the interactions between the Market Reforms and neoliberalism; the second session will look into some recent cinematic presentations of the “Chinese worker”, and argue how this stereotyping may preclude a fuller understanding of the dynamic reality of the Chinese proletariat; the third session will explore how the questions Lenin raised in his article Our Revolution may be answered by a socialist political economy that critically assimilates and transcends the theory and practice of Smithian/neoliberal and Listian/Keynesian market economics.

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Training Workshop: Political Economies of Work (20 February 2019)

The Workshop will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics and activists who have a particular interest in acquainting themselves with the relevance of Marxian political economy to the contemporary world. In this workshop, scholars will be introducing different understandings of work in the contemporary context that draw upon, but not limited to, different interpretations of Marx. Sessions interrogate issues of the global division of labour, gendered labour and questions about automation and the rise in digital platforms that are changing the conditions and experiences of work.

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Training Workshop: Globalisation, State Theory, Financialisation, and the Labour Theory of Value (7 Nov 2018)

This Workshop will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics and activists who have a particular interest in acquainting themselves with the relevance of Marxian political economy to the contemporary world.

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Training Workshop: “The Political Economy of China’s Transformation” (5 June)

This half-day workshop, jointly hosted by IIPPE Political Economy of China’s Development Working Group, SOAS Economics Department and Development Studies Department, aims to bring progressive scholars and students together to discuss China’s economic transformation and its impact on world development in relation to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism.

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IIPPE and the University of Leeds Training Workshop (2 May) on Systems of Provision

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to engage with the inventor of the Systems of Provision approach – world-leading political economist Professor Ben Fine - who will introduce and discuss the approach in his keynote address and will be available to answer questions throughout the day. 

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IIPPE Training Workshop: Political Economy and Africa (26 March 2018)

This Workshop will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics and activists who have a particular interest in acquainting themselves with the relevance of Marxian political economy to the contemporary world.

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IIPPE Training Workshop SOAS London 8 November 2017

The focus of the Workshop will be on Anglo-Saxon capitalism since the financial crisis. In the morning session, (10am to 1pm), Trevor Evans will survey economic and financial developments in the United States. In the afternoon session (2pm to 5pm) Simon Mohun will consider the performance of the United Kingdom economy in historical perspective.

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Privatisation through Time and Space

Participants will discuss how privatisation, broadly conceived as the promotion of private interests in the organisation of social and physical infrastructure, has changed during the ‘neoliberal period’. Central to these developments is how forms of financialisation made possible by privatisation and changing roles of the state have encouraged new forms of private sector involvement in provisioning, with important implications for social and economic reproduction. These developments may also be seen as a form of variegated policy transfer from the OECD to non-OECD countries, aided and abetted by international institutions, as well as a result of policy experimentation through state/finance nexuses.

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IIPPE Training Workshop – Value and Price after Marx

Simon Mohun will lead the workshop. In the morning session (10am to 1pm), the focus will be on a Marxist approach to the understanding of value and price. The afternoon session will provide a comprehensive survey of approaches to the ‘transformation problem’, for which a prerequisite is either (and preferably) the morning session or some prior knowledge of the issues involved. In both sessions the emphasis will be on interpretation and logic, rather than any underlying mathematics.

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IIPPE Training Workshop, 9 November 2016, SOAS, London

In the morning session, (10am to 1pm), Simon Mohun will consider Marxist approaches to the periodisation of a capitalist economy. In the afternoon session (2pm to 5pm) Matthew Eagleton-Pierce will talk about neoliberalism.

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