Monthly Archives: January 2013

[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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Moscow Economic Forum

In response to an initiative from the Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, president of the association Rosagromash, and a number of other academic and business organizations, the Moscow Economic Forum will take place in Moscow on 20 and 21 March 2013 at Moscow State University.

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IIPPE Second Marxist Political Economy Training Workshop

25-26 March 2013
SOAS, London

Following the success of its first Training Workshop, the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy will run another two-day training workshop in Marxist Political Economy. This will take place on 25 and 26 March 2013 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Confirmed speakers include Simon Mohun and Alfredo Saad-Filho.

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IIPPE First Marxist Political Economy Training Workshop

IIPPE’s first Marxist Political Economy Training Workshop took place on 25 and 26 June 2012 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with financial support from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust. The event was a major success, drawing in 41 participants over the two days. Participants included masters’ students, doctoral students, young academics and activists, mostly drawn from within and beyond the London area (including Aberdeen, York, Lincoln and Bath), although a handful of participants came from overseas (Mozambique, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey).

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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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