Department of Political Economy Seminar Series

Semester 2, 2014

7 August - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Mikhail Mukhametdinov
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: Mercosur and the European Union: Variation Among the Factors of Regional Cohesion
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Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


14 August - 4pm
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Presenter/Affiliation: Philip Roberts
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: Brazil's Landless Workers Movement
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Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


21 August - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Liz Humphries
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: The Accord after thirty years: corporatism in the neoliberal era.
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Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


28 August - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Jon Altman
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
ANU
Title: Whose Lucky Country? Indigenous Precarity and Neoliberal Reason?
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Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


1 September - 12pm
Note: This seminar is on Monday at 12PM in Institute Boardroom
Presenter/Affiliation: Leo Panitch
Department of Political Science
York University, Canada
Title: TBA
Description:
Venue: Institute Boardroom, Institute building, H03 [map]


8 September - 12pm
Note: This seminar is on Monday at 12PM at a venue to be advised
Presenter/Affiliation: Pritam Singh
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Oxford Brookes University
Title: The rising importance of BRICS in the global economy and its ecological implications
Description:
Venue: TBA


18 September - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Anita Chan
China Research Centre
UTS
Title: TBA
Description:
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


25 September - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Kate Barclay
Institute for International Studies
UTS
Title: TBA
Description:
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


9 October - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Andreas Bieler
School of Politics and International Relations
University of Nottingham
Title: ‘Sic Vos Non Vobis’ – ‘For You, But Not Yours’: The struggle against water privatisation in Italy
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Venue: Darlington Centre Boardroom, H02 [map]


16 October - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Heloise Weber
Department of Political Science and International Studies
University of Queensland
Title: International Development through dispossession: from plantation systems to the ‘new’ land deals
Description: The contemporary “land grabs” have been subject to critical analyses, across disciplinary boundaries. These land deals (referred to by critics as “land grabs”) they comprise are complex and are also linked to international climate change mitigation policies, including the production of biofuels to offset carbon emissions. Adopted as a development strategy, the land grabs have been premised upon practices of dispossession and displacement of multitudes, especially subsistence farmers and pastoralists. They include the sanctioning by the host state of long-term leases, between 55-99 years, or ‘title transfers’ of large-scale acreage to private and public investors - domestic and foreign- primarily for exports. This paper critically examines the relationship between these new land deals, practices of dispossession and ‘national development’ within a broader frame of international development. I develop my argument by linking the land deals to the plantation systems, and both in turn to inter/national development. The latter, I argue, is highly ideological and justifies relations of inequalities and practices of dispossession.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


23 October - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: David Primrose
Masters candidate, Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: TBA
Description:
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


30 October - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Stephen Healy
University of Western Sydney
Title: TBA
Description:
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]




Semester 1, 2014

6 March - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Adam Morton
Professor of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: The architecture of passive revolution: society, state and space in modern Mexico
Description: Adam's research is in the area of Gramsci and uneven development
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


13 March - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Sanford F. Schram
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Hunter College, CUNY, visiting USSC at the University of Sydney
Title: Poverty governance today: resisting neoliberal paternalism
Description: Sanford works in the area of social theory and his recent interest has been in welfare, poverty and neoliberalism.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


20 March - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Amory Starr
Department of Sociology
Colarado State University (retired)
Title: In the ruins of Wall Street: lessons from the US for building a new food economy
Description: Amory's research includes alterglobalization, political economy of food, and social movements.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


3 April - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Oliver Levingston
PhD candidate, Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: Banking on the revolution: accounting methodology as a terrain of ideological conflict in Latin America
Description: Oliver's research is heterodox approaches to money and finance in Latin America.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


10 April - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Brett Christophers
Department of Social and Economic Geography
Uppsala University
Title: The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law.
Description: Brett's work is on financialisation and the social construction of economic value.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


1 May - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Jim Stanford
Unifor Union
Canada
Title: TBA
Description: Jim researches in the broad area of progressive economics, and his current project is on financialisation and the behaviour of firms.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


8 May - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Ariel Salleh
Honorary Associate of the Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: TBA
Description: Ariel's work is in the areas of political and social ecology and ecofeminism.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


15 May - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Huon Curtis
PhD candidate, Department of Political Economy
University of Sydney
Title: TBA
Description: Huon's work is on temporal imaginings within financial markets.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


22 May - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Scott Fitzgerald
Graduate School of Business
Curtin University
Title: TBA
Description: Scott's research is on the political economy of international media corporations.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


29 May - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Tanya Jakimow
Department of Anthropology
University of New South Wales
Title: TBA
Description: Tanya works in the area of development, and her current project is on the impact of NGOs on Indian and Indonesian citizen's experience of local level governance.
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]


19 June - 4pm
Presenter/Affiliation: Charles Woolfson
Professor of labour studies
Linköping University
Title: TBA
Description: TBA
Venue: Room 398 Merewether building, H04 [map]



For further information contact Dr Gillian Hewitson, (Ph: 02 9351 6395)