240 results for author: iippe


Marikana: a view from the mountain and a case to case to answer

by Peter Alexander, Thapelo Lekgowa, Botsang Mmope, Luke Sinwell and Bongani Xeswi. Book launches. Johannesburg. Thursday 6 December, Council Chamber, University of Johannesburg Kingsway Campus. Prof. Adam Habib will facilitate discussion. Cape Town. Monday 10 December. Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street (cnr Buitenkant Street). Prof. Martin Legassick will be the discussant. Both events are at 17.30 for 18.00. This is the first book on the massacre. Its core is a series interviews with the event's victims, Marikana’s striking miners. Many of these discussions were conducted on the side of the 'mountain' where 34 of the workers’ comrades were ...

[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 Studies, Erasmus University, the Hague, the Netherlands, from 9 to 11 July, 2013.  The theme of the conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Given the significance of the role of institutions in the current ongoing crises and in the construction of alternative economic policies, IIPPE Political Economy of Institutions Working Group calls ...

[Conference 2013 CfP] Social Capital Working Group

Panel/Stream Proposal for IIPPE Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy, International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands July 9-11, 2013 Pro-social Strategies for Public Welfare: The Role of Social Capital and Trust Dr. Luca Andriani, Birkbeck College University of London, UK Dr. Asimina Christoforou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece The Fourth International Conference in Political Economy will take place in The Hague (The Netherlands) July 9-11, 2013. The conference theme is “Activism and Alterative Economic Strategies” in light of the on-going economic and political crisis (for details, ...

Members Meeting Minutes (London, 2012)


Dot.compradors: Power and Policy in the Development of the Indian Software Industry

Description 'India Shining' has become the brand name for a new India presented in Bollywood films, advertisements and books. A key part of this image is the software industry, held up as the symbol of prosperity and post-modernity. Opening with a primer on 'the Seven Leading Myths about the Indian Software Industry', Dot.compradors reveals the darker reality behind 'India Shining', providing a history of the industry from the 1970s to the present day. Jyoti Saraswati punctures the myth of a free-market industry by showing the role of state intervention and how vested interests and elite corruption have shaped, and continue to shape, one of the ...

Members Meeting Minutes (Paris, 2012)


The Political Economy of Development: The World Bank, Neoliberalism and Development Research

Description Any student, academic or practitioner wanting to succeed in development studies, radical or mainstream, must understand the World Bank's role and the evolution of its thinking and activities. The Political Economy of Development provides tools for gaining this understanding and applies them across a range of topics. The research, practice and scholarship of development are always set against the backdrop of the World Bank, whose formidable presence shapes both development practice and thinking. This book brings together academics that specialise in different subject areas of development and reviews their findings in the context of ...

Fetishism and the Value-form: towards a general theory of value

by Desmond McNeil “The purpose of the book is to reconsider the meaning of value, taking as a starting point, and guiding thread, Marx’s concept of fetishism. McNeill critically examines how Marx uses the term throughout all his writings - first in his radical journalism, and finally, in Capital, as an analytical tool for dissecting capitalism. He shows how the religious analogy implied in the term fits ill with the material analogies that Marx otherwise uses to explain the concept of value, and explores instead the merits of analogy with language: comparing value and meaning. In conclusion, McNeill discusses the social relations of exchange and ...

Members Meeting Minutes (Istanbul, 2011)


African Association for Promoting Political Economy (AAPPE)

The African Association for Promoting Political Economy (AAPPE) was launched on the 13th of July, 2011, in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) during the conference « Dynamiques de croissance au sein de l’UEMOA » (12-14 of July 2011), organised by the West African Economic and Monetary Union, WAEMU.