Issue-8 February 25, 2005
From the Editor
This is the season for
Call for Papers for the Fall Winter Conference Season. Note that there
are Calls for Papers from EAEPE, ASE, AFEE, and URPE. All these
associations welcome papers from all kinds of heterodox economists. Also
note the AFEE Summer School and the STOREP Summer School with its
emphasis on the historical roots of heterodox economics. These summer
schools are open to all graduate students and even newly minted PhDs.
Next week I am off to Ireland to do some work and to give a couple of
papers, including one at NUI-Galway and a second at Trinity College
Dublin on “Economic Sociology vs. Heterodox Economics” to a sociology
department. This is a new experience for me so it should be quite
interesting since I am going to suggest that all those working in
economic sociology should become heterodox economists. Whether I get out
of Dublin alive or not remains to be seen.
- ‘DEVELOPMENTS IN ECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY’
History of Economic Thought Conference, U.K.
Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) 2005 Conference
10-12 November 2005 Bremen, Germany
Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)
for Social Economics, Call for Papers, Annual A.S.S.A. Meetings, Boston,
Massachusetts, January 5 – 8, 2006
for Evolutionary Economics Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA,
January 5-8, 2006
- Union for
Radical Political Economists, Boston, Massachusetts January 5-8, 2006y
- Conferences, Seminars and
- The New Space: the New
School for Pluralistic Anti- Capitalist Education
International Summer School on Institutional Economics with the theme:
“Institutional Economics in the 21st Century”
SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY: THE HISTORICAL ROOTS
OF HETERODOX ECONOMICS
Workshop on Quantitative Methods in e-Social Science
Heterodox Journals and Newspapers
- Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter
- CALL FOR
SUBMISSIONS: New School Economic Review
International Journal of Political Economy
Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory
Special Issue on Religion &
Heterodox Books and Book Series
- A Guide to What’s Wrong with Economics
Neoliberalism: A critical reader
Banking in the Modern World: Alternative Perspectives
- New Books
on Corporate Power
- Advances in
- Ideas website: www.networkideas.org
- Heterodox Announcements
- Capacity Building and Knowledge Networking on Gender, Macroeconomics
and International Economics
- Heterodox Queries
- The Fondazione Centro Ricerche Studi e Documentazione Piero Sraffa
query from Serap Kayatekin
Call for Papers
‘DEVELOPMENTS IN ECONOMIC THEORY
July, 7-8, 2005
The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque
Country (Spain) and the Center for Economic and Public Policy of the
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) are organizing the
International Conference “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy”.
The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), from 7th to 8th of July
2004, at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of the
Papers are invited on all areas of economics. Papers must be written in
English. Accepted papers will be grouped in sessions. Every session will
comprise three papers.
Suggestions for ‘Organized Sessions’ are also welcomed. An organized
session is one that has been constructed in its entirety by a session
organizer and submitted to the Conference Organizer as a complete
package (title of the session, papers and session chair).
The final deadline to submit papers and ‘organized sessions’ is 31st May
2005. The Conference Committee will review and select papers and
sessions submitted for the Conference. Acceptance letters will be sent
out by e-mail by 10th June 2005.
For more information, you can get in touch with Jesus Ferreiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or with Carlos Rodriguez (email@example.com), or visit the web page of
the Conference: www.eventia.org/developments
2005 History of Economic Thought
The History of Economic Thought Conference 2005 will be held at Exeter
University from Monday 5- Wednesday 7 September 2005. The programme will
include a special lecture by Dr Geoff Harcourt (University of
Cambridge). The full progamme will be posted in May.
The cost of the conference is £195, to include accommodation for two
nights and all meals from tea on Monday to lunch on Wednesday (including
the conference dinner on Tuesday evening.)
If you would like to give a paper, please email an abstract (maximum 300
words) to J.Maloney@ex.ac.uk no later than 30 April 2005. You will hear
whether we are able to put your paper on the programme no later than 20
May. If you want to enquire further about the conference before sending
an abstract, please email the address above.
If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the registration
form and return to John Maloney, the conference organiser at the address
provided below. Checks should be made out to "H.E.T. conference."
If you are considering attending but want more details of the programme
first, please check this page again after 20 May, the date on which the
full programme will be posted.
We have five bursaries which will allow Ph.D. students to attend free of
charge, so, if you are a research student, please say so, and include a
supporting letter from your supervisor, when you book a place.
Further information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
European Association for
Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) 2005 Conference 10-12 November
2005 Bremen, Germany
Institutional History of Economics Research Area
EAEPE's Institutional History of Economics Research Area invites paper
proposals that contribute to one of its following seven theoretical
(1) The approach to analysis is based on an evaluation of relevant
tendencies and linkages in actual economics - instead of a methodology
that sanctifies fictions and diverts attention from the difficult task
of analyzing the practice and culture of economics.
(2) The analysis is open-ended and interdisciplinary in that it draws
upon relevant material in psychology, anthropology, politics, and
history - instead of a definition of history of economics in terms of a
rigid method that is applied indiscriminately to a wide variety of
(3) The conception of economics is of a cumulative and evolutionary
process unfolding in historical time in which economists are faced with
chronic information problems and radical uncertainty about the future -
instead of approaches to theorizing that focus exclusively on the
product of this process.
(4) The concern is to address and encompass the interactive, social
process through which economics is formed and changed - instead of a
theoretical framework that takes economists and their interests as
(5) It is appropriate to regard economics itself as a social
institution, necessarily supported by a network of other social
institutions - instead of an orientation that takes economics itself as
an ideal or natural order and as a mere aggregation of individual
(6) It is evaluated how the socio-economic system is embedded in a
complex ecological and environmental system - instead of a widespread
tendency to ignore ecological and environmental considerations or
consequences in the history of economics.
(7) The inquiry seeks to contribute not only to history of economics but
also to economics - instead of an orthodox outlook that ignores the
possibility of such cross-fertilization.
Preference will be given to original accounts, based on detailed
archival or other research, aimed at yielding rich, sophisticated,
understandings. Hence, papers that "do it" instead of those that "talk
about doing it" are favored.
To participate, please submit a proposal containing 600-1000 words and
indicating clearly the sense in which the paper contributes to one of
the theoretical perspectives of the research area.
The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 15 APRIL 2005.
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent on or before 15 MAY 2005.
Completed papers are due on 31 AUGUST 2005.
All proposals and requests for information should be sent to:
Department of Economics
Nijmegen School of Management
University of Nijmegen
PO Box 9108
NL-6500 HK Nijmegen
Further information on the EAEPE 2005 conference can be found at:
European Association for
Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)
A Pluralistic Forum
Announcing the 17th EAEPE Annual Conference
EAEPE 2005 Conference
November, 10-12, 2005
Call for Papers
A New Deal for the New Economy?
Global and Local Developments,and New Institutional Arrangements
For further information please visit the EAEPE website (http://www.eaepe.org/)
contact the local organizers:
Wolfram Elsner at: firstname.lastname@example.org and Rebecca Schmitt
For detailed information:
Association for Social Economics,
Call for Papers,
Annual A.S.S.A. Meetings, Boston,
Massachusetts, January 5 – 8, 2006
The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of Monsignor John A. Ryan’s
publication of A Living Wage: Its Ethical and Economic Aspects. Social
economists such as Ryan have long fought for a decent standard of
living, through paid work and welfare state supplements. Though best
known for his advocacy of a living wage, Ryan has also argued for higher
minimum wages, employee participation at work, reduced work hours, full
employment policy, improved race relations, and other aspects of
socioeconomic reform. The theme of papers for the 2006 meetings will be
how economies across the globe come to understand what constitutes a
living and how we can improve living standards, including balancing paid
work with family life and civic responsibility. Possible sessions could
•An evaluation of the work of John A. Ryan and other social economists
who address living standards
•Improved quantitative and qualitative measures of socioeconomic status
•The role of the public and private sectors in improving living
•Policy proposals to reduce work time, improve earnings, reduce
inequality and discrimination, provide food and health security, enrich
work life, alleviate underemployment, reconcile work and family, etc.
There will be an opening plenary session, seven other sessions, and a
Presidential Address at the ASE breakfast by David George. Both members
and nonmembers of the Association for Social Economics are invited to
submit proposals. Also, anyone willing and able to organize a full
session with three or four papers and discussants on an appropriate
topic is encouraged to submit such a session for consideration.
A selection of papers presented at the sessions will be published in a
forthcoming issue of the Forum for Social Economics. To be eligible for
consideration, papers must be limited to 3,250 words of text with no
more than three pages of endnotes and references. Three hard copies and
one electronic copy of the final draft of the paper must be submitted to
the Forum editor by January 20, 2006. Each paper will be sent to two
Proposal Submission: A one-page abstract (including name, postal and
e-mail address) should be submitted before the deadline of May 2, 2005.
It is preferred that abstracts be sent by e-mail to Deb.Figart@stockton.edu.
Deborah M. Figart
Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Economics
Richard Stockton College
P.O. Box 195, Jim Leeds Road
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195 USA
Association for Evolutionary
Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, January 5-8, 2006
AFEE invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels at the
above AFEE sessions. The overriding theme of the AFEE sessions will be:
“Theoretical Frontiers of Institutional and Evolutionary Economics”.
Preference will be given to papers and panels that address one or more
of the following issues:
(1)Cutting-edge theoretical developments relevant to institutional and
evolutionary economics in the twenty-first century.
(2)The nature and identity of institutional and evolutionary economics
and the elucidation of its key concepts.
(3)The empirical testing or practical application of institutional and
(4)The relevance to institutional and evolutionary economics of insights
from other approaches that may distinguish themselves – in label or
substance – from the original institutional economics, such as from
mainstream economics, the new institutional economics, social economics,
socio-economics, feminist economics, Schumpeterian evolutionary
economics, and sociology.
Proposals from any perspective are welcomed; particularly those that
enhance dialogue and promote theoretical synergies. Ideally at some
stage each paper should (at least briefly) address one or more of the
theoretical traditions fostered within AFEE, emanating from the works of
Veblen, Commons, Mitchell, Ayres, Myrdal and others.
The deadline for submission of proposals for papers and sessions is
March 14, 2005. It is hoped to inform authors whether their proposals
for papers have been accepted by the end of April. If the program chair
has not acknowledged the receipt of your paper or panel proposal within
two weeks, please contact the program chair.
Proposals for panels may contain up to five papers, and must include
relevant details of all the papers to be presented (see below).
Constraints imposed by the Allied Social Sciences Association severely
limit the number of sessions allocated to AFEE. AFEE deeply regrets that
it will be necessary to turn down many good proposals.
In considering your topic and preparing your abstract, please keep in
mind that you will have no more than twenty minutes to present your
paper. Furthermore, if you wish your paper to be considered for
publication in the June 2006 Journal of Economic Issues, your paper must
not exceed 2,850 words of text. The deadline for submission to the
editor for consideration for the June issue of JEI is December 1, 2005.
JEI submission details will be provided to authors whose proposals are
accepted for the conference.
Authors have the option of submitting longer papers to alternative
journals, such as the newly-founded Journal of Institutional Economics,
published by Cambridge University Press.
At least one of the authors of any paper must be a member of AFEE.
Contact email@example.com for membership information.
Proposals for papers or panels must be submitted by email by March 14,
2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the following information
for each paper submitted:
(a)Name(s) of author(s)
(c)Email address of corresponding author
(d)Mailing address of corresponding author
(e)Title of proposed paper
(f)Abstract of 100-300 words
(g)Your willingness to serve as a discussant or session chair (specify
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
The Business School
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield AL10 9AB
Union for Radical Political
Boston, Massachusetts January 5-8, 2006
URPE invites proposals for individual papers and complete sessions for
the URPE at ASSA annual meeting. URPE welcomes proposals on radical
political economic theory and applied analysis from a wide variety of
The deadline for proposed papers and sessions is May 1, 2005.
Proposals for complete sessions should include the session title, a
brief description of each paper, and the names, institutional
affiliations, and email addresses of the chair, discussants, and
presenters. Proposals for sessions should contain four papers. If you
are proposing a complete session, please arrange to have discussants for
your papers and a chair for your session. As the organizer of this
session, you are responsible for conveying administrative information to
session members, including confirmation that the session has been
accepted, the time and location, and deadlines.
Proposals for individual papers should include the title, the abstract,
and the author's name, institutional affiliation, and email. Individuals
whose papers are accepted may also be expected to serve as a discussant
for a different paper at the meetings. If you list the areas you prefer
to discuss, all attempts will be made to match your preferences.
Individual papers that are accepted will be assigned to sessions and
each session will have an assigned organizer. It is the organizer's job
to convey administrative information to session members, including
confirmation that the session has been accepted, the time and location,
and deadlines. URPE has no paid ASSA staff, so those presenting papers
must share the burden of organizing.
We regret that high quality individual papers may be turned down due to
the inability to place them in a session with papers with similar
themes. For this reason, we strongly encourage proposals for full
sessions. The number of sessions we can accept is limited by ASSA, and
we regret that high quality sessions may be turned down as well.
Please note that the date, time, and location of sessions is assigned by
ASSA, not URPE. You should receive word from URPE that your
paper/session was accepted by mid-June. ASSA will not assign dates and
times until much later in the summer.
Please note that at least one of the authors of any paper must be a
member of URPE. Contact email@example.com or 413-577-0806 for membership
information. We will confirm membership for accepted proposals.
A completed copy of the Program Registration Form (see
attached) is required with your submission. Submissions will NOT BE
ACCEPTED BY EMAIL. Only applications received by the May 1 deadline will
If you have any questions, please contact one of the URPE at ASSA
Robin Hahnel, American University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Sheeran, St. Mary's College of MD: email@example.com
Conferences, Seminars and
The New SPACE: The New School for
Pluralistic Anti-Capitalist Education
Teachers, speakers, and organizers include:
Stanley Aronowitz, Jack Z. Bratich, Stephen Eric Bronner, Silvia
Federici, Andrea Fishman, Jeannette Gabriel, Loren Goldner, David
Graeber, Charles Herr, Joshua Howard, Anne Jaclard, Andrew Kliman, Louis
Kontos, Joel Kovel, Raymond Lampe, Alan Moore, Bertell Ollman, Howard
Seligman, Seth G. Weiss
UPCOMING CLASSES AND TALKS
"Capital, Volume I." Instructor: Andrew Kliman.
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm,
March 1-June 14. Tuition: $150-$180, sliding scale.
"Finance Capital, Fictitious Capital, and U.S.
Instructor: Loren Goldner. Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm, March 1-April 12.
Tuition: $88-$115, sliding scale (cont.)
For detailed information and course
descriptions: The New SPACE
International Summer School on
Institutional Economics with the theme:
“Institutional Economics in the 21st Century”
The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) and the Department of
Economics at Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado, USA are
pleased to host the
International Summer School on Institutional Economics with the
theme:“Institutional Economics in the 21st Century”
Date: August 10-14, 2005
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2005
The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) and the Department of
Economics at Colorado State University are inviting students to apply to
attend the Summer School program on Institutional Economics at Colorado
State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
The Summer School will provide a rigorous training in both the
theoretical and applied aspects of Institutional economic theory. It
will also deal with the challenges that Institutional Economics face in
the turn of the new century. Students will have the opportunity to
interact with Faculty during the school sessions and in informal
gatherings planned during the workshop. Plurality, debate and
interaction will be the essential ingredients of the Summer School.
The program is being organized by Professors Ronnie Phillips and John
Marangos at Colorado State University and the AFEE Graduate Education
Admission is open to graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s.
AFEE has offered to provide a number of scholarships that will cover
student fees and room and board. A very limited number of competitive
travel stipends will be offered on the basis of merit and need. They
will cover only a portion of the costs of travel to and from the
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants should send as an email attachment to Professor John Marangos
John.Marangos@colostate.edu with the following material
2)A maximum 2-page statement of why you would like to attend the Summer
School. Please indicate your familiarity with heterodox and
A committee will screen all applicants and notify participants no later
than April 1.
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2005
EMAIL MATERIALS TO:
Dr. John Marangos
Department of Economics
Colorado State University
1771 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
Ph: (970) 491-6657
Fax: (970) 491-2925
Association for Evolutionary Economics online at http://www.orgs.bucknell.edu/afee/
Colorado State University Economics Department online at
STOREP SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE
HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY:
THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF HETERODOX ECONOMICS
The Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) in
collaboration with the University of Padova is pleased to announce its
First Postgraduate European Summer School in History of Political
Economy. The topic of this year is "The historical roots of heterodox
The School will be held in Bressanone/Brixen, a small South Tyrol city
located in the valley of Isarc river and surrounded by the beautiful
Dolomiti mountains, from September 12th to September 21th 2005 at the
Accademia Cusano/Cusanus Akademie.
Classes include intensive lectures and seminars by:
Richard Arena (Idefi, University of Nice)
Anna Carabelli (University of Eastern Piedmont)
Marco Dardi (University of Firenze))
Massimo Egidi (University of Trento)
Pierre Garrouste (University of Paris1)
Bruna Ingrao (University of Roma, "La Sapienza")
Axel Leijonhufvud (UCLA and University of Trento)
Brian Loasby (University of Stirling)
Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Roberto Marchionatti (University of Torino)
Marcello Messori (University of Roma, Tor Vergata)
Margherita Turvani (IUAV, Venezia)
Jack Vromen (Rotterdam University)
Ulrich Witt (Max Planck Institute, Jena).
Students are expected to give talks on their dissertation. They can
present dissertation projects,
first draft of dissertation chapters or newly completed papers. Private
consultations with lecturers are also scheduled.
All information can be found at the following web address
Free Workshop on Quantitative
Methods in e-Social Science
6th April, 2005-02-16
University of Lancaster
As part of the JISC/ESRC Awareness Raising and Training programme,
Lancaster University's Centre for e-Science is holding an Agenda Setting
Workshop (ASW) on "Quantitative Methods in e-Social Science" at
Lancaster University on 6th April 2005. By bringing together social
scientists, computational scientists and other interested parties the
workshop will seek to explore what limitations and restrictions are
currently experienced by quantitative e-social scientists.
It is hoped to establish a collective agenda, so that activities can be
co-ordinated to reduce duplication, provide pressure groups and support
members of the e-social science community as required.
Speakers include :
Dr Rob Allan, CCLRC Daresbury who will be talking about access to
resources on the Grid covering both user interfaces and
resources/services such as the NGS and data services
Dr Khurshid Ahmad, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Department of
Computing, University of Surrey who will be presenting results of work
in quantitative methods, especially in the analysis of non-stochastic
time varying data and the experience of his team based on the FINGRID
project where they created a grid of 24 nodes and analysed tera-bytes of
The aim is to determine priorities for training/tools/services. There
are several activities to plug into, for instance the JISC have just
spent over £3.0M to help create Virtual Research Environments (VREs) and
the ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS) has just funded
two e-Social Science research nodes, (CQeSS - Collaboratory for
Quantitative e-Social Science and MOSES - Modelling and Simulation for
Complimentary accommodation will be available to delegates at Lancaster
House Hotel for the night of Wednesday 5th April with a welcome dinner
provided. The workshop will commence at 9.00 am on Wednesday 6th April
2005 at Lancaster University (Room A41 Faraday Building). The workshop
should be finished by 16:30. There is no cost for attending and expenses
will be reimbursed.
If you are unable to travel but are still interested in participating
you can join the workshop via Access Grid "U of Lancaster - eScience"
the Manchester Virtual Venue Server. The session will also be recorded
and accessible at a later date via the ReDReSS website http://redress.lancs.ac.uk/.
If you are interested in attending or wish to receive further
information please contact Judy Camp, Lancaster University, Centre for
e-Science 01524 592175 - firstname.lastname@example.org or Audrienne Cutajar
Bezzina - email@example.com by 25th February 2005.
Dr Gillian Sinclair
ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS)
University of Manchester
Dover Street Building
Tel: 0161 275 1380
News mailing list: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/E-SOCIAL-SCIENCE-NEWS
Journals and Newspapers
Economic Sociology: European
The Newsletter is very interesting
and relevant to Heterodox economists and its website is http://econsoc.mpifg.de.
The editor of the Newsletter is Olav Velthus (Velthuis@dds.nl).
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: New School
Issue II, Spring 2005
The New School Economic Review is a student-run online journal of
critical Economics and Political Economy. The journal was initiated by
students of the Economics Department at the New School University to
serve as a forum for critical thinking in economics that includes a
multidisciplinary perspective encompassing all the social sciences.
Our first issue was a great success, with contributing authors including
Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer
Ejeviome Eloho Otobo
Massimiliano La Marca
Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff
Diego Sanchez Ancochea
To read the first issue and learn more about us, please visit our web
page at www.newschool.edu/gf/nser
There is no single theme for the second issue of the journal. We will
accept articles on topics ranging from macroeconomics, development,
policy, reflections on the discipline of economics, analysis of current
events, political economy, philosophy and economics and others.In light
of his recent passing, we would welcome and greatly appreciate essays in
memory of Robert Heilbroner (whether they are anecdotal, reflecting upon
his intellectual legacy, or furthering it).
To submit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for articles will be Monday, March 28th, 2005. Articles
should be 3-10 standard, double-spaced pages in length. For further
style guidelines please see our submissions procedure at http://www.newschool.edu/gf/nser/submission_procedure.htm
Thank you very much,
The Editors, New School Economic Review
International Journal of Political
Mario Seccareccia is the editor of the International Journal of
Political Economy. See the "link" for the table of contents from recent
issues. Mario has also lined up new issues on special themes, such as on
the EMU, as well as trying to put together the first regular issue of
double-blind refereed articles on disparate topics. He would certainly
like to encourage heterodox economists to consider his journal as a
possible outlet for good quality publishable material on various
areas of political economy.
Full Professor ~ Professeur titulaire
Department of Economics ~ Département de science économique
University of Ottawa ~ Université d'Ottawa
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IJPE table of contents
Historical Materialism: Research
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Volume 12 Issue 4
1844/2004/2044: The Return of Species-Being
MARCEL VAN DER LINDEN
On Council Communism
Symposium: Marxism and African Realities
Editorial Introduction: Marxism and Africa
PABLO L.E. IDAHOSA AND BOB SHENTON
The Africanist's 'New' Clothes
Considering Africa's Agrarian Questions
Bankrupt Africa: Imperialism, Subimperialism and the Politics of Finance
ALEX NUNN AND SOPHIA PRICE
Managing Development: EU and African Relations through the Evolution of
the Lomé and Cotonou Agreements
The Reinvention of Populism: Islamist Responses to Capitalist
Development in the Contemporary Maghreb
Geo-Thematics, and Orality-Literacy Studies in the Sahel
The empirical investigation of rural class formation: methodological
issues in a study of large and mid-scale farmers in Senegal
The Ambiguities of 'Liberation' in Left Analyses of the South African
BRIAN RAFTOPOULOS AND IAN PHIMISTER
Zimbabwe Now: The Political Economy of Crisis and Coercion
Marxism and Marxist Intellectuals in Schizophrenic Zimbabwe: How Many
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Special Issue on Religion &
The American Review of Political Economy invites the submission of
articles and essays on the relationship between religion and political
economy for a special issue to be published in March 2006. This themed
issue will contain a number of contributions devoted to exploring this
lost connection between the economic sphere and the imperatives,or lack
thereof, of compassion, cooperation, and solidarity. In the face of the
methodological individualism of neoclassical economics and the alleged
merits of secularism–-this putative triumph of having separated the
spirit from earthly practice, and in particular economic practice—we
seem to have lost not only a structured understanding of how to organize
the economy in the name of mutual love, but also the notion of
compassion itself. Although papers may address any aspect of the
relationship between religion and political economy, particularly
welcome are those whose treatment is whether compassion has a chance of
being reintegrated in economic life at the dawn of the third millennium,
and if so, we ask how this is to be achieved practically. Articles that
approach this fundamental question from different religious standpoints
are especially welcome: ideally, the issue would feature a collection of
ideas from as many confessional perspectives as possible.
Manuscripts may be of any length. Please send as email attachments by
October 1st, 2005, to email@example.com and cc to Prof. Tom
Nitsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books and Book Series
A Guide to What’s Wrong with
edited by Edward Fullbrook.
contributors: Emmanuelle Bénicourt, Michael A. Bernstein, Ana Maria
Binachi, Ha-Joon, Chang, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly, James G.
Devine, Peter Earl, Susan Feiner, Edward Fullbrook, Jean Gadrey, Donald
Gillies, Bernard Guerrien, Ozgur Gun, Joseph Halevi, Geoffrey Hodgson,
Grazia Ietto-Gillies, Steve Keen, Tony Lawson, Anne Mayhew, Paul Ormerod,
Renato Di Ruzza, Sashi Sivramkrishna, Peter Söderbaum, Hugh Stretton,
Charles L Wilber, Richard Wolff, Stephen T. Ziliak.
London: Anthem Press, November 2004, paperback, 323 pages.
For Detailed Contents
Neoliberalism: A critical
Pluto have just published 'Neoliberalism: A critical reader', edited by
Alfredo Saad-Filho and Deborah Johnston. The book is intended as an
introduction to neoliberalism for anyone seeking a critical perspective.
It explains the nature, history, strengths, weaknesses and implications
of neoliberalism from the point of view of radical political economics.
There are thirty contributors, covering a wide range of perspectives.
Chapters include a review of the impact of neoliberalism across major
regions of the world.
Further information on obtaining a copy is included in the attached
Central Banking in the Modern
World: Alternative Perspectives
Edited by Marc Lavoie and Mario Seccareccia,
Professors of Economics, University of Ottawa, Canada
Monetarism is dead! Central bankers are all Wicksellians now! They
target low inflation rates, with no regard to monetary aggregates
whatsoever, by acting upon short-term real rates of interest.This is the
New Consensus in monetary economics, or simply the New Keynesian
Synthesis.Yet, this synthesis still hinges on variants of the long-run
vertical Phillips curve originally proposed by Milton Friedman, the
father of old-line monetarism.
For detailed information: lavoie.pdf
New Books on Corporate Power
Two just-published books include recent work on corporations by the
Global Development And Environment Institute’s Neva Goodwin and Brian
It’s Legal But It Ain’t Right: Harmful Social
Consequences of Legal Industries
“No one concerned with literate, informed and relevant – as distinct
from self-serving – truth should miss It’s Legal But It Ain’t Right.” –
John Kenneth Galbraith
Edited by Nikos Passas and Neva Goodwin, as part of GDAE’s University of
Michigan Press series, “Evolving Values for a Capitalist World,” It’s
Legal But It Ain’t Right offers ten chapters that discuss how society
can confront the negative effects of: the cigarette industry /
international arms trade / the handgun industry / private armies /
legalized gambling / the trade in antiquities / industrial agriculture /
the pesticide industry / the pharmaceutical and lobbying industries /
and the meaning of Enron. Read more on the GDAE web site: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/evolving_values/Legal_Ain%27tRight.html
Order at 20% discount: http://www.press.umich.edu/special/legal.html
Leviathans: Multinational Corporations and the New
“The volume is a classic collection of key articles on the changing
nature and dynamics of multinational enterprises in the global economy.”
– David Teece, University of California, Berkeley
Edited by Alfred Chandler (Harvard Business School) and Bruce Mazlish
(MIT), published by Cambridge University Press, Leviathans includes “A
primer on multinational corporations” by GDAE researcher, Brian Roach,
and “The social impacts of multinational corporations” by GDAE
Co-director, Neva Goodwin. The book covers the scope, history and
development, cultural and social implications, and governance problems
of multinational corporations, with an emphasis on their role in the
globalization process. Read more on the GDAE web site: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/other_books/Leviathans.html
Order at 20% discount: http://us.cambridge.org/features/0521549930/
Related publication: GDAE's teaching module on Corporate Power in a
Global Economy, available free as one of GDAE's Topical Modules on
"Advances in Heterodox Economics”
A book series
from the University of Michigan Press, series editor Frederic S. Lee.
Special website for development economists
of a heterodox persuasion;
The website contains pdfs of very interesting papers, some already
published but easy to get here, and others pre-publication long
versions, v. interesting.
'IDEAS has been established with the purpose of building a pluralist
network of heterodox economists engaged in the teaching, research, and
application of critical analyses of development.' - from its website.
"IDEAS" is the acronym for International Development Economics
Capacity Building and
Knowledge Networking on Gender, Macroeconomics and International
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are writing to announce the third cycle of our program, Capacity
Building and Knowledge Networking on Gender, Macroeconomics and
International Economics. A central component of the program is the two-
week intensive course on Engendering Macroeconomics and International
Economics. The course will take place in Salt Lake City, University of
Utah in the United States from May 26- June 9, 2005. We are writing to
solicit your support in disseminating information to potential
The program is being organized by the International Working Group on
Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics (GEM- IWG), an
international network of economists which was formed in 1994. The
program has two objectives: first, to engage with fellow economists in
order to enhance capacity building for research, teaching, policy making
and advocacy on gender equitable approaches to macroeconomics,
international economics and globalization; and second, to increase
knowledge networking on these themes by strengthening the intellectual
links among practitioners in networks working on similar issues.
The program is intended for economists, including advanced graduate
students in economics, as well as more senior academics, researchers and
those in government. Up to 30 fellows will be admitted to the
program. The fellows of the program will be required, at a minimum, to
have completed two years of study in an economics Ph.D. program and have
passed their qualifying exams, or have its equivalent such as a
master's degree in economics. These requirements may be waived only
under exceptional circumstances. Funding is available for up to 25
fellows. Priority will be given to applicants from the global South and
Attached please find an application form as well as announcement on the
details of the program, which consists of a self-study module, the
intensive two-week course, and a public conference. We are certain that
among the people in your network, some will be good candidates for this
program. As the application deadline for the course is March 4, 2005, we
ask that you kindly let them know about it and that you forward this
announcement to organizations, research institutes and economics
departments of universities. If applicable, we also ask that you kindly
post this announcement in your organization's website or newsletter. You
can find further information on our program at our website
www.genderandmacro.org. including information on the first and second
cycles which were implemented during 2003 and 2004 respectively. If you
have any questions, please contact us at
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you very much for your help with this initiative.
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Utah
(on behalf of the coordinating instructors Diane Elson, Rania
Antonopoulos and Maria Floro )
For detailed information:
The Fondazione Centro Ricerche
Studi e Documentazione Piero Sraffa
The Fondazione Centro Ricerche
Studi e Documentazione Piero Sraffa, as part of its activities to
support research in the field of the revival of the Classical approach
to economic theory, offers a Senior Fellowship and a Junior Fellowship
for the academic year 2005-06, addressed to scholars (preferably from
outside Italy) interested in Classical political economy and the work of
The Senior Fellowship of Euro2,000 for a period of one month (dates to
be agreed upon) is intended for an advanced scholar engaged in research
on the subjects of interest to the Fondazione. The fellow will have use
of the facilities of the Fondazione and will be invited to introduce and
discuss his or her work in one or more seminars.
The Junior Fellowship of Euro7000 (plus travel expenses) entails
residence in Rome for a period of 5 months from 15 January 2006. It is
intended primarily for a scholar enrolled or about to enrol in a Ph.D
programme. Applications from scholars who already have a Ph.D or
equivalent research experience however will also be considered. In
addition, the Fondazione will admit other qualified students who can
fund their stay from a different source. Participants in the programme
will be expected to conduct readings concerning the Classical
economists, Sraffa's contribution and later developments with respect
both to the critique of Marginal theories and the revival of the
Classical approach. Short essays will be written on assigned themes and
discussed with supervisors fortnightly.
Applications must reach the FONDAZIONE CENTRO RICERCHE STUDI E
DOCUMENTAZIONE PIERO SRAFFA, VIA OSTIENSE 139, 00154 ROMA, ITALIA, tel.
(++39) (06) 57374037; fax. 57374254) by 31 March 2005. Candidates should
include; (i) a curriculum vita; (ii) a short description of the
applicant's research interests and published or unpublished writings,
with abstracts of those which relate to the lines of research supported
by the Fondazione; and, for the Junior Fellowship, (iii) a testimonial
by a senior scholar well acquainted with the applicant's work. For
further details, please write to <email@example.com>.
A query from Serap Kayatekin
I am interested in possible influences from International Relations
Theory to Development Economics in the period from the immediate
aftermath of World War II to the 1970s. Could anyone direct me to the
relevant sources? At this point I am interested in direct academic