[URPE] First International Conference in Political Economy - call for papers
Susan.Newman at wits.ac.za
Tue Mar 9 09:20:42 MST 2010
Updated call for papers for the first international conference in
political economy co-organised by IIPPE.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN POLITICAL ECONOMY
"BEYOND THE CRISIS"
10-12 SEPTEMBER 2010,
RETHYMNO, CRETE, GREECE
The global economic crisis has now entered what is arguably its third
phase. Following the acute financial crisis of September 2008 and the
ensuing economic depression, we are now experiencing the debt crisis
stage where whole nations face the threat of bankruptcy (with Greece
currently at the forefront following the troubles of Iceland, Ireland
and Dubai among other countries) and the EU project facing its toughest
challenge yet. At the same time, neo-liberalism is losing (or has
already lost) much of its confidence, with Keynes, Minsky and Marx
gaining currency, and Richard Posner, leading Chicago proponent of the
economics of law, telling the world "how he became a Keynesian". So
where is the global economy going following the crisis, and what are the
reactions to the crisis both intellectual and in material developments?
And, chiefly, what are the alternatives opening up before us?
These are the main questions that the First International Conference in
Political Economy co-organised by the International Initiative for
Promoting Political Economy (www.iippe.org) and the Greek Scientific
Association of Political Economy will address, following the three
previous highly successful IIPPE annual international workshops in
Crete, Naples and Ankara. It is to be held at the University of Crete in
Rethymno, Crete, Greece, between 10-12 of September 2010. The Conference
will be open for interventions across all areas of political economy
even though the crisis and its aftermath are its focus. The indications
so far point to a successful, fruitful and oversubscribed event. Tony
Lawson, Gerald Epstein and Jayati Ghosh have already accepted our
invitations to serve as keynote participants. Participation of IIPPE
Working Groups will be prominent.
JUST TO REMIND YOU: The deadline for submission of both abstracts of
papers and proposals for panels is the 31st of March (submissions should
be sent to iippe at soas.ac.uk). Early submissions, even if only
provisional, are essential both to avoid disappointment and to help in
the appropriate allocation of papers to designated panels and streams
that will themselves be strengthened through solicited contributions and
Local Organising Committee
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