Next TPWG meeting: 30 November in Manchester

Apologies for the late start to this year’s programme of meetings, but the next Trans-Pennine Working Group meeting will take place on 30 November in Manchester.
We are very pleased to welcome Alex Loftus (KIng’s College, London), who’ll be talking to/around the attached paper below in what will no doubt prove to be a fitting tribute to Neil Smith’s legacy.
The meeting will start at 2pm, and we will convene in G.019 of the Arthur Lewis Building, The University of Manchester. Then on to the pub.
Looking forward to seeing many of you there,

Greig
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Prof. Gary Dymski (Economics, Leeds University Business School), “Economic Crises in the United States and Europe: Political Trilemmas and Social Fragmentation”

10th October 2012, 4-6pm

Liberty Building Lecture Theatre (LG 0.6), University of Leeds

Prof. Gary Dymski (Economics, Leeds University Business School)

“Economic Crises in the United States and Europe:

Political Trilemmas and Social Fragmentation”

note: the Liberty Building is the new School of Law building, next to the Business School on Moorland Rd. See the campus map via the webpage http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20016/campus_life; click on the map icon and use the index to find the Law building.   For more information on the speaker see http://business.leeds.ac.uk/research/divisions/economics/members/profile/gary-dymski/.

The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), University of Nottingham fellowships

Dear All,
The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) based in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, is excited to announce two one month visiting fellowships for a period up to one-month, between October- December 2012 or February- April 2013.

Visiting fellows will have the unique opportunity to participate in this vibrant, innovative and politicised space. This opportunity is available to academics, activists, community educators and others who believe that they could benefit from a stay with us at the Centre and believe they could fruitfully help us to continue to develop our work.

CSSGJ Visiting Fellows will be expected to present in our seminar series, run a workshop for our students, write/produce a blog entry and produce a working-paper or other appropriate expression of their research time spent at the Centre.

Visiting Fellows would be provided with £1500 to cover expenses incurred during the duration of the fellowship, office space, computer, library access and participation in all CSSGJ related events and activities.

Interested applicants should submit a one page CV and case of support (between one-two pages) detailing why they are interested in participating in CSSGJ and how they envisage contributing and participating in our work. Decisions will be made based on the written application by CSSGJ members and successful candidates will be notified by email.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Sara Motta (sara.motta@nottingham.ac.uk) and Adam Morton (adam.morton@nottingham.ac.uk). Formal applications should be submitted to Sara Motta and Adam Morton by Monday 27th August 2012.

For more information: One Month Visiting Fellowships http://nottingham.ac.uk/cssgj/centre-members/research-fellows.aspx

Best wishes,
The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice

Werner Bonefeld paper for TPWG

Werner Bonefeld ‘Human Economy and Political Authority: Ordo-Liberalism and the Idea of the Big Society’. Paper available for download here Bonefeld 2012.

Spanish Miners’ Solidarity Committee

Dear all,
See: http://smscuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Unlimited thanks to Miquel in Spain for putting this together.
 
If you wish to send cheques in support of the Spanish miners and their families, please send them – made payable to the Spanish Miners’ Solidarity Committee – to:

John Cunningham,
(SMSC)
136 Regent Court,
Bradfield Road,
Sheffield S6 2BW

This is the only fund officially recognised by the Spanish miners’ unions, the CCOO and UGT.

As an alternative to sending a cheque, you may wish to wait till we send you the account details and then send regular donations by Direct Debit or Standing Order. This would be easier for us administratively.

Either way we ask you to “Dig deep for the Spanish miners and their families”. From the beginning of July, they will be totally dependent on the solidarity of people like yourselves.

Please continue to address any future messages about donations/fund-raising to smsc@talktalk.net.

Salud!
Graeme Atkinson (for the Spanish Miners’ Support Committee)

New book The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics

The Elgar Companion To Marxist Economics
Ben Fine , Alfredo Saad-Filho , Marco Boffo

Edited by Ben Fine, Professor of Economics and Alfredo Saad-Filho, Professor of Political Economy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK with Marco Boffo, PhD candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

012 432 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 537 6

Description
This Companion takes stock of the trajectory, achievements, shortcomings and prospects of Marxist political economy. It reflects the contributors’ shared commitment to bringing the methods, theories and concepts of Marx himself to bear across a wide range of topics and perspectives, and it provides a testimony to the continuing purpose and vitality of Marxist political economy.

Contents
Contributors: G. Albo, R. Albritton, D. Ankarloo, S. Ashman, A.J. Ayers, R. Balakrishnan, J. Banaji, S. Bisnath, M. Boffo, T.J. Byres, A. Campbell, P. Cerni, P. Chattopadhyay, S. Clarke, A. Colás, G.C. Comninel, M. Di Meglio, P.L. dos Santos, G. Duménil, B. Fine, J. Ghosh, G.H. Gimm, H. Goodacre, B. Gruffydd Jones, B. Harriss-White, K. Hart, M. Itoh, H. Jeon, B. Jessop, D. Johnston, R. Kiely, S. Knafo, D. Laibman, D. Lévy, D. Lo, T. Marois, P. Masina, S.D. Mavroudeas, D. Milonakis, S. Mohun, S. Newman, P. Patnaik, U. Patnaik, L. Pradella, H. Radice, A. Saad-Filho, S. Savran, G. Slater, T. Smith, E. Swyngedouw, B. Tinel, A. Toscano, J. Weeks, E.M. Wood, A. Zack-Williams, P. Zarembka, Y. Zhang

This Companion takes stock of the trajectory, achievements, shortcomings and prospects of Marxist political economy. It reflects the contributors’ shared commitment to bringing the methods, theories and concepts of Marx himself to bear across a wide range of topics and perspectives, and it provides a testimony to the continuing purpose and vitality of Marxist political economy.

As a whole, this volume analyzes Marxist political economy in three areas: the critique of mainstream economics in all of its versions; the critical presence of Marxist political economy within, and its influence upon, each of the social science disciplines; and, cutting across these, the analysis of specific topics that straddle disciplinary boundaries. Some of the contributions offer an exposition of basic concepts, accessible to the general reader, laying out Marx’s own contribution, its significance, and subsequent positions and debates with and within Marxist political economy. The authors offer assessments of historical developments to and within capitalism, and of its current character and prospects. Other chapters adopt a mirror-image approach of pinpointing the conditions of contemporary capitalism as a way of interrogating the continuing salience of Marxist analysis.

This volume will inform and inspire a new generation of students and scholars to become familiar with Marxist political economy from an enlightened and unprejudiced position, and to use their knowledge as both a resource and gateway to future study.

Romain Felli’s TPWG paper published in New Political Economy.

Romain Felli presented to the TPWG in York in September 2011. The published version of the paper has just been published by New Political Economy :

Romain Felli (2012) Managing Climate Insecurity by Ensuring Continuous Capital Accumulation: ‘Climate Refugees’ and ‘Climate Migrants,  New Political Economy link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13563467.2012.687716.

May 18th 2012 Leeds: John Weeks (SOAS) The theory and empirical credibility of commodity money

Next paper: 18th May, 2-4, Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building, Leeds University.

John Weeks (SOAS) ‘The theory and empirical credibility of commodity money’.

Paper for download here: Weeks.

April 27th 2012 York – Dae-Oup Chang (SOAS) Neoliberal rise of East Asia and social movements of labour

The next paper will be::

Dae-oup Chang (Development Studies, SOAS) ‘Neoliberal rise of East Asia and social movements of labour: four moments and a challenge’.

PDF for download here: Chang

TPWG: February 24th 2012 Leeds – Christopher Wylde (York) Post Crisis Recovery and Developmentalism: Argentina and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

The next paper will be:

Christopher Wylde (Department of Politics University of York) ‘Post Crisis Recovery and Developmentalism: Argentina and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective’.

PDF for download here: Wylde