IIPPE Training Workshop SOAS London 8 November 2017

The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces its next Training Workshop at SOAS (Brunei Gallery, Room B102), London on 8 November 2017 (registration from 9.30am). 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. This Workshop will appeal to ...

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Privatisation through Time and Space

IFIs, Neoliberalism and Knowledge Cluster (SOAS, University of London) and IIPPE Training Workshops present: Privatisation through Time and Space An Interdisciplinary Workshop Wednesday 28 June, 10:00-15:45 SOAS University of London Brunei Gallery, B102 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 ...

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IIPPE Training Workshop – Value and Price after Marx

Mon 27 March, SOAS Brunei Gallery (room B102) The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announce their next Training Workshop at SOAS (room B102, in the Brunei Gallery), London on 27 March 2017 (registration from 9.30am). 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 ...

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IIPPE financialisation discussion group (Final week of the month – Thursday 6-7.30 pm)

IIPPE Financialisation Working Group (IIPPE FWG) discusses financialisation and related issues in various approaches to political economy. Please join us at SOAS for the discussion series where we will engage with topics such as financialization of development, financialization and risk, privatized Keynesianism as well as the application of various methods in approaching financialization. Meetings will take place on a monthly basis at SOAS between 18:00-19:30 (check each session for room details). Each meeting will be opened by a member of IIPPE FWG with a brief introduc...

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The Bicentenary of Marx’s Birth

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth. Marx Memorial Library, MML, http://www.marx-memorial-library.org/, will be seeking to occupy a leading position in organising and publicising activities in the UK, with a special emphasis on Marx’s continuing relevance for activism and scholarship. MML is uniquely placed to do this. It has a proud history as a centre for the study of Marxism; for over eighty years, since its foundation in 1933, promoting an understanding of the science of Marxism has been at the heart of the Library’s activities. Among other ...

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Council Meeting Minutes (September 2016)

Apologies: Susan Newman, Jo Michell IIPPE conference. Need to improve our technology for activism films and workshops Need to find new ways to publicise the conference General problem with attendance of the openings of our conferences There has been a shift in the organisation of the panels. About 80% of the panels organised by the Working Groups. Good decentralization strategy. Because of the growing numbers of submissions (about 500 in Lisbon, probably more in Berlin next year) need to reconsider our acceptance/rejection policy. Some complaints about ...

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Annual General Meeting (Lisbon, 2016)

Lisbon Conference Annual Membership Meeting Minutes (8/9/2016) Present: 48 IIPPE members Proposal for a training workshop on Rosa Luxemburg Proposals for 2018 conference: Toulouse, Italy (Ferrara, Naples), Croatia (Pula). Proposal to open a solidarity account for Turkey. Aylin Topal (aylintopal@gmail.com) will look into it. Proposal for the Training Workshop Stream during IIPPE conferences Proposal for live streaming of IIPPE Training Workshops Proposal for a Training Workshop in Salonica, Greece Proposal to hold one Plenary or roundtable discussions on ...

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IIPPE statement on the crackdown on its members in Turkey

IIPPE Council has been concerned with events in Turkey in the wake of the failed coup. In particular, we condemn the restrictions and pressures that have been placed upon our own members, which have meant that significant numbers have been unable to attend our Annual Conference in Lisbon in September, 2016. We are also disturbed by the potential threat to the health of political economy and political economists in Turkey, and support the efforts of TSSA to sustain its presence in Turkish academic and social life as part and parcel of its more general endeavours to promote ...

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IIPPE Training Workshop, 9 November 2016, SOAS, London

The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces its next Training Workshop at SOAS (Main campus; Room: SALT in the new Senate House North Bloc Building), London on Wednesday 9 November 2016 (registration from 9.30am; 10am prompt start). 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. Pre-registration is essential. Register by sending an email to s.mohun@qmul.ac.u...

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IIPPE Training Workshop: Imperialism Today

Monday 27 June 2016 The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces a one-day training workshop on imperialism, with the following speakers: Lucia Pradella, Tony Norfield, John Smith and Michael Roberts. Venue: London: SOAS, (Vernon Square campus), room V111 A small charge of £5 per attendee will be levied to cover costs. 09:30-09:55 Registration 09:55-10.00 Introduction (Simon Mohun) 10:00-11:20 Lucia Pradella: Marx ahead of Lenin: The current relevance of Marx's theory of imperialism 11:20-11:40 Coffee/tea 11:40-13...

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