[CFP] Conference 2019 – Moving Beyond Capitalism Working Group

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

Moving Beyond Capitalism working group: Call for Papers and Activist Proposals

Conference Theme: Envisioning the Economy of the Future, and the Future of Political Economy

Date and Place: 3-5 July 2019, Lille, France

If you do not have an idea where you want to go it is not possible to get there, and you can’t even tell if you are moving in the right direction! Two complimentary parts of any social change in history have been a criticism of what is wrong with the exiting situation, and a suggestion of an alternative that would not suffer from those problems. Existing political economy has almost exclusively focused on the former, with some political economists, particularly some from some Marxist traditions, arguing it is inappropriate (“unscientific”) to engage in the latter, that doing so is harmful to promoting social change. IIPPE’s Moving Beyond Capitalism (MBC) working group is dedicated to promoting the discussion of the latter among political economists. For more on the MBC working group, see http://iippe.org/working-groups/moving-beyond-capitalism-working-group/.

For the past several years the MBC working group has participated in IIPPE’s annual conferences with panels. This year it intends to do so again, and this is a Call for proposals for papers and activist proposals. This Call is open to any political economy contribution addressing anything related to the issue of Moving Beyond Capitalism.

This year’s IIPPE Annual Political Economy Conference will be a joint conference with the French Association for Political Economy/ L’Association Française d’Économi Politique (AFEP), with the participation of the Association for the Development of Keynesian Studies (ADEK), the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) and the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE).

There are two ways to submit a proposal. The first is to go to IIPPE’s home page at www.iippe.org and then select “Submit a Proposal,” which will take you through the entire submission process with instructions.

The alternative is to go directly to the electronic proposal form which this year is at https://afep-iippe2019.sciencesconf.org/. (If it appears in French and you want English, select the small English flag near the upper left corner of the page.) Select “Submission”/ “Dépôt” from the left column. Be sure to select “IIPPE Paper” when you submit, and once you do that you will need to specify that you are submitting your proposal to the Moving Beyond Capitalism working group.

If you have in mind a whole panel of papers to propose to the working group, all papers need to be submitted individually as above. In addition, please send a simple email indicating what papers (with their authors) you would like to be grouped into a panel (give a panel title). This email should go to Ourania Dimakou (od1@soas.ac.uk) on the Conference Committee, and please copy in the MBC working group coordinator, Al Campbell (al@economics.utah.edu)

The deadline for individual or panel proposals is 15 January 2019. All other deadline dates are stated in the instruction for using the electronic proposal form that one sees by proceeding from the IIPPE home page as indicated above.

For any questions about the MBC working group, please contact Al Campbell at al@economics.utah.edu. For general information about IIPPE, its Working Groups, and the Conference, visit http://iippe.org/.

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