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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

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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

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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

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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 left aside, as well as the effect of the crisis in the pauperisation of people. The Poverty Working Group encourages contributions which shed light on the theoretical approach of absolute poverty, on social needs and the relative level of their satisfaction and the construction of a poverty threshold based on this level. Additionally, welcome are contributions that examine the effects of the crisis on level of poverty and the satisfaction of needs. Finally, critique of mainstream relative poverty approaches from radical perspective is necessary.

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[Conference 2013 CfP] Environment Working Group

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’ (TEEB) have become part of mainstream ways of dealing with the ongoing financial crisis, while many businesses, NGOs and governments are trying to change their operations in a more sustainable direction. Central in these discussions is the idea of changing ‘production processes’, while the ‘production’ of environmental conservation itself is also seeing radical changes within the context of the uneven dynamics of the global political economy.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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