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Heterodox Economics Newsletter
Issue 117 | July 11, 2011
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Editors' Note
Congratulations to the World Economics Association (WEA) as they had over 3,500 people register for membership in the first week alone!  To date, there are close to 5,000 members from 120 countries.  This speaks to both the need for pluralism in economics and the failings of the dominant paradigm.  If you have not yet become a member and are interested, you can find that information in the For Your Information section.
A query for our readers.  We are beginning to receive requests to market online courses.  While we believe it is a worthwhile endeavor, given the trend and workload, we are hesitant to create another section for these activities. However, we think it would be a valuable service if there was a promotional site for heterodox online economics courses.  We would appreciate your ideas on this, so please email us your thoughts.  Wouldn't it be great to promote heterodox online courses to students at places like the University of Chicago!?

Lastly, at the risk of self-promotion, we'd like to again draw your attention to the special issue call for papers from On the Horizon. This is an excellent occasion for heterodox economists to speak directly to, in particular, educational administrators and policy makers. You can address, for example, educational, social, political, cultural, and environmental issues alternative to market-oriented policies. Or you can explore pedagogical approaches beyond market-fundamentalist mainstream teaching methods. We look forward to receiving many visionary paper proposals.


In solidarity, 

Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors

Email: heterodoxnews@gmail.com

Website: http://heterodoxnews.com

Table of Contents
Call for Papers
AFIT 2012 Conference: Institutionalism and Building a Better Future
AFIT 7th Annual Student Scholars Award Competition
Anarcho-Syndicalist Review: On Participatory Economics
Annual New School – UMass Graduate Workshop in Economics
The Capitalist Mode of Power: Past, Present, Future
Environment and Society: Capitalism and the Environment
Feminist Economics: Engendering Economic Policy in Africa
International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas
International Conference on Post Keynesian Economics, Japan
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory: Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg
International Critical Thought
New Zealand Economics Papers: on Quality of Life
On the Horizon: Beyond Market-Fundamentalist Economics
URPE Conference: The War on the Working Class
Working Lives: Special Issue on Oral History and Working-Class History
Call for Participants
43rd UK History of Economic Thought Conference
Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation
ICAPE Conference 2011
International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS)
International Greening Education Event 2011
Summer Institute: Media, Democracy and the Economy
Summer School: Labour Studies in Global Perspective
Workshop: State, Crisis and the Refusal of Recovery
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Connecticut College, USA
Franklin and Marshall College, USA
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA
Sarah Lawrence College, USA
University of Bath, UK
University of Greenwich, UK
University of Leon, Spain
University of Newcastle, Australia
University of Minnesota-Morris, USA
Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles
Post Keynesian Economics Study Group
UMASS Working Paper Series
There are Progressive Economists: Reflections after a Post-Keynesian Conference, Roskilde, Denmark
Heterodox Journals
Business History Review
Cambridge Journal of Economics, 35(4): July 2011
Capital & Class, 35(2): June 2011
Challenge, 54(4): July-August 2011
Contributions to Political Economy, 30(1): June 2011
The Economic and Labour Relations Review
Economics and Philosophy, 27(2): July 2011
Economy and Society, 40(2): 2011
Ensayos Revista de Economía, 30(1): Mayo 2011
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 18(2): 2011
Forum for Social Economics, 40(2): July 2011
Industrial and Corporate Change, 20(3): July 2011
International Journal of Political Economy, 40(1): Spring 2011
International Socialism Journal, 131: June 2011
Intervention. European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, 8(1): May 2011
Journal of Agrarian Change, 11(3): July 2011
Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 33(2): June 2011
Journal of Institutional Economics, 7(2): 2011
Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 33(3): Spring 2011
Journal of World-Systems Research, 17(2): 2011
Metroeconomica, 62(3): July 2011
Mother Pelican, 7(6): June 2011
Review of Political Economy, 23(3): July 2011
Revue de la régulation: Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, 9: 1er Semestre 2011
Socio-Economic Review, 9(3): July 2011
Heterodox Newsletters
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Centre for Development Policy and Research
Economic Sociology - the european electronic newsletter, 12(3): July 2011
EPI News
Global Labour Column
Levy News
NEF Newsletter
News & Letters: Marxist-Humanist newspaper
PERI Announcements
Heterodox Books and Book Series
After Globalization
The Bonds of Debt: Bonds Against the Common Good
Capital as a Social Kind: Definitions and Transformations in the Critique of Political Economy
Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States
Creative Industries and Economic Evolution
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach
The Foundations of Institutional Economics
Heterodox Macroeconomics: Keynes, Marx and Globalization
Inequality and Power: the Economics of Class
Instituciones, desarrollo y regiones: El caso de Colombia
Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
Macroeconomics of Growth Cycles And Financial Instability
A Modern Guide To Keynesian Macroeconomics And Economic Policies
The Political Economy of the European Social Model
Post Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory, 2nd Edition
Rethinking Gramsci
Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a present yet to pass and a future still to come
Unemployment, Recession And Effective Demand: The Contributions of Marx, Keynes and Kalecki
The Vitality of Critical Theory (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Volume 28)
Law and the Postcolonial: Ethics, Politics, & Economy -- Book Series Request
Heterodox Book Reviews
The Moral Rhetoric of Political Economy: Justice and Modern Economic Thought
The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
Book Reviews for Review of Radical Political Economics
Book Reviews for Capitalism Nature Socialism
Book Reviews for the Economics of Peace and Security Journal
Book Reviews for Critical Sociology
Book Reviews for Historical Materialism
Heterodox Graduate Programs and Scholarships
MA in Global Political Economy at City University London
MA Economics (Political Economy) at Kingston University
Political Economy Research Group (PERG)
MA in Economics for Transition Schumacher College, Dartington
Heterodox Web Sites and Associates
Economics of Imperialiam
Queries from Heterodox Economists
Frederic Lee: "Need some help with references"
IIPPE in Brief - Issue 6 – Call for Contributions
John King: "Pluralist Economics Department?"
For Your Information
Cambridge Excludes Keynesians from conference on Keynes
Defend the Jan van Eyck Academy
Finance Documentaries
Petition: Make Wall Street Pay
Petition: American Economic Association Double-Anonymous Reviewing
World Economics Association: Update
Videos of the conference "The Future of Global Governance"

Call for Papers

AFIT 2012 Conference: Institutionalism and Building a Better Future

The 33rd annual meeting of AFIT will be held
April 11-14, 2012 | Houston, Texas. Hyatt Regency, Houston
In conjunction with the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) 54th Annual Conference

Theme for the 2012 Conference: Institutionalism and Building a Better Future

The evolution of institutions-changes in the social, cultural, and legal environment in which individuals and groups of individuals operate and make decisions-is critical to making sense of the current state of the economy. Rarely have the stakes been so high in understanding what transpired in taking the economy to where it is today and in understanding the implications of current and future social and economic policies. Institutional economists bring a rich and robust tradition to the holistic analysis of economic activity where ‘people matter’ that can contribute to this understanding.

The theme for the 2012 AFIT conference is: Institutionalism and Building a Better Future. Since 2012 is a presidential election year, it is even more urgent than ever that Institutional analysts make sure their voices are heard in various policy discussions. Topics for presentations may include: historical analysis of the current crisis (what brought the economy to this point and why), how do ‘differences’ play into access to economic opportunity and outcomes, as well as how sound policy may contribute to building a better system of social provisioning for all people. The organizer recognizes that there are many topics of interest to institutional-heterodox economists that are not connected to the conference theme and papers on those topics are welcome as well.

The Association for Institutional Thought provides an excellent platform for the delivery of papers concerned with theoretic and applied issues in a broad range of areas. AFIT sessions are well-attended, and presenters can expect to receive valuable comments on their work.

Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged—see the submission format below. If you are proposing a complete session, please arrange to have discussants for your papers and a moderator for your session.

It is anticipated that at least one panel of graduate student papers will be included in the program this year. In addition, AFIT will continue to sponsor prizes for outstanding student papers. A formal announcement of this year’s competition is attached.

AFIT will continue the tradition of having one or more sessions that explores ideas, experiences, and materials to advance economic education from institutional and other heterodox perspectives. Participants in these roundtables are encouraged to submit their materials to the conference organizer for posting on the AFIT web site. AFIT is also receptive to proposals for panels to review and discuss books recently published by AFIT members.

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.

Proposal Format: Paper

Proposal Format: Session

Anyone interested in attending the AFIT Conference or in finding out more about the organization may visit the AFIT web site at http://www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org/ Conference registration information can be found at the WSSA web site http://wssa.asu.edu.

You must be a member of AFIT to present a paper at the conference—there are no exceptions. Annual dues are $25. Annual dues for full-time students is$15. Contact Mary Wrenn, Secretary-Treasurer of AFIT at http://www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org for additional information.

All participants are required to register for the WSSA-AFIT conference prior to March 1, 2012. This means everybody: professors, graduate students, undergraduate students—there are no exceptions.

All proposals must be sent to the conference organizer by December 1, 2011. Send proposals by E-mail with the subject line AFIT 2012 Proposal Last name and file attachment in Microsoft Word or RTF format to the conference organizer and Vice President of AFIT:

Barbara Wiens-Tuers, Ph.D.
Penn State Altoona

Download Call for Papers.

AFIT 7th Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Seventh Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.

Awards will be made to the three best papers. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association’s 54th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Houston, April 11-14, 2012.

Winners will each receive:
1. $300 prize
2. One year student membership in AFIT
3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner

Winning papers must be presented at the special AFIT session in order to be eligible for the prize. Prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines
Papers must be between 15-25 pages in length, including references and appendices. They should be submitted electronically (preferably in Word format) by December 15, 2011 to:

Daniel A. Underwood
Professor, Economics & Environmental Science
Peninsula College
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
E-mail: dunderwood@pencol.edu

Winners will be notified by 1/15/12.

Download Call for Papers.

Anarcho-Syndicalist Review: On Participatory Economics

Anarcho-Syndicalist Review (www.syndicalist.org) is planning a special issue on Participatory Economics, which continues to draw attention from many anarchists interested in how economic life might be organized in a post-revolutionary society. We are seeking book reviews, critiques and other material that engages Parecon both as economic theory and political practice. Among the materials we are interested in are an overall summary and critique of the proposal, using the major texts; reviews of recent work including Robin Hahnel’s Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation and Chris Spannos’s anthology, Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century; evaluation of Parecon’s strategy proposals; and a review of previous debates and criticisms. We welcome other ideas.

While the ASR editorial collective remains deeply critical of the Parecon project (as we have been from the start), we are open to materials from a variety of standpoints. Our goal is to offer a substantive review and assessment of what has become one of the best-known visions for implementing a libertarian socialist economy, as part of our ongoing series of articles exploring anarchist economics. We hope to receive submissions for this special issue by Dec. 15, 2011, and would be glad to discuss specific proposals with authors in advance.


Annual New School – UMass Graduate Workshop in Economics

5-6 November 2011 | The New School

The primary aim of the annual New School – UMass workshop in economics is to give graduate students of both Departments the opportunity to present and discuss their research work in a collaborative environment. Faculty may also present, but priority will be given to graduate students. Submissions from graduate students at other Departments are welcome, but should be accompanied by a nomination letter or email from a faculty member at that Department.

The workshop will be held this year at The New School in New York City on 5-6 November 2011. Sessions will start Saturday 5 November at 1pm and the workshop will close around 3pm on Sunday 6 November.

Each paper will be allocated about 45 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for comments by a discussant and 15 minutes for general discussion).

Send paper proposals (including title and abstract) and offers to act as a discussant to Christian Proaño (proanoac@newschool.edu) and Mohan Rao (rao@econs.umass.edu).

The closing date for proposals is Friday 7 October. A preliminary program will be drawn up by 14 October. Completed papers must be available not later than Monday 24 October.

For further information, please contact Christian Proaño or Mohan Rao.

The Workshop is open to non-UMass/New School students.

The Capitalist Mode of Power: Past, Present, Future

The Second Annual Forum on Capital as Power

20-21 October 2011 | York University, Toronto
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Bob Jessop, Lancaster University

The annual conference series organized by the Forum on Capital as Power brings together a diverse range of radically minded people interested in exploring the concept of power as a basis for re-thinking and re-searching value, capital and accumulation. As the name of our forum suggests, we think that the Capital as Power framework offers a promising new, but by no means the only, alternative for pursuing radical and innovative research in political economy. By conceptualizing capital as the symbolic quantification of power, and capitalism as a mode of power, this framework challenges the foundational bifurcations between politics/economics, ‘real’/‘nominal’ and state/capital upon which conventional theories of capitalism rest. And by re-casting accumulation as a process of differential capitalization, this framework also offers research tools for empirically exploring capitalism; something that liberal and Marxist theories, anchored respectively in problematic units of ‘utility’ and ‘abstract labour’, have difficulty providing. This combined focus on theoretical-empirical research is, for us, of paramount importance. It points the way to a more democratic form of knowledge production. And it corresponds with what we believe should be a guiding maxim of radical praxis: that in order to change the world, we first have to adequately interpret and explain it.

As with all new frameworks, the Capital as Power approach is still very much open to elaboration and refinement, as well as contestation. Our inaugural conference in 2010 marked a positive step in this regard. It generated enthusiastic discussion and debate, it produced exciting new insights and new research related to the Capital as Power approach, and it yielded original material for forthcoming publications. But there is still ample scope for further inquiry: is a focus on Capital as Power able to account for the historical origins and spread of capitalism? Is it amenable to contemporary comparative research in different geographical and social contexts? What can a focus on Capital as Power tell us about the possible future trajectories of the global capitalist order? What kind of democratic and humane alternatives to the existing order does it envision? And in what ways does Capital as Power intersect and overlap with other power-centered approaches to political economy?

With these questions in mind, our second annual conference invites contributions from those who critically engage with, extend or operationalize the Capital as Power approach in their own research. We also welcome contributions by those who present other power-centered alternatives to existing theories of capitalism. Contributions might address, but are not necessarily restricted to, the following areas:

Please send abstracts of 250 words to the following address by July 31, 2011: capitalaspower2011@gmail.com

Organizing Committee: Joseph Baines (York University), Sandy Brian Hager (York University) and Mladen Ostojic (York University)

Environment and Society: Capitalism and the Environment

We write with an update about the third issue of Environment and Society. This is a new peer review research annual published by Berghan, which solicits incisive surveys of research on human-environment relations. We are inviting papers for the next issue on the broad theme of “capitalism and the environment”. We are going to
organize the issue around topic areas (see below) and ask the authors to, within the review of the literature in that topic area, address some crosscutting themes are issues (see below).


Paige West and Dan Brockington

Proposed Topic Areas for Issue number 3:
Proposed crosscutting themes / issues for issue number 3:

Feminist Economics: Engendering Economic Policy in Africa

Guest Editors: Caren A. Grown, Abena D. Oduro, and Irene van Staveren

In recent years, feminist economists and gender and development scholars have drawn attention to the adverse effects in Africa of policies associated with the Washington Consensus, including trade liberalization, strict anti-inflationary policies, and privatization of government functions.
As these policies particularly disadvantage women and the poor, a variety of voices have emerged critiquing their underlying assumptions and renewing efforts to promote alternate pathways to gender equity, wellbeing, and sustainable economic development.

The special issue, planned for online publication in 2014 and print publication in 2015, will bring together new research aimed at challenging and improving economic policies in Africa. More generally, the special issue will provide a forum for feminist economists and scholars in relevant disciplines to analyze the interrelationships among macroeconomic reforms, gender inequalities, and the microeconomic channels that affect the well-being of women, their families, and their communities. The special issue will welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions, and analyses that rely on diverse research methodologies, including statistical analysis. Feminist Economics especially welcomes submissions from African scholars as well as others from the Global South.

Contributions may cover diverse topics, including but not limited to:

Deadline for abstracts:
Please direct queries and abstracts (500 words maximum) to the Guest Editors, Caren Grown (cgrown@american.edu), Abena D. Oduro (aoduro@ug.edu.gh), and Irene van Staveren (Staveren@iss.nl), no later than 1 September 2011.

If the Guest Editors approve an abstract, the complete manuscript will be due 1 April 2012 and should be submitted to Feminist Economics through the submissions website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rfec). Questions about these procedures may be sent to feministeconomics@rice.edu, +1.713.348.4083 (phone) or +1.713.348.5495 (fax).

International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas

14-20 May 2012 | Montreal, Canada
The goal of this conference is to build a degrowth movement in the Americas with rigorous examination of issues, involving academia and social movements, arts and sciences, thought and living experiences. For this purpose it will be a "slow" one-week long conference to experience degrowth.
The Montreal Degrowth Conference invites papers, posters, workshops, proposals for arts, and interactive activities to address and experience degrowth in its diverse manifestations. The conference builds upon previous international degrowth conferences (Paris, 2008 and Barcelona, 2010) and aims at contributing to the following themes:
How we will talk
The Conference seeks an open and plural dialogue among various stakeholders including academics, artists, business, the general public, political leaders, social organizations, students and unions. Our engagements will be "convivial" – friendly, warm, welcoming, yet rigorous and daring, as the conference seeks extensive interpersonal engagement and ultimately, action.
The conference will be attended by a variety of stakeholders with different professional and cultural backgrounds. Therefore, communicating in accessible language (whether in English, French and Spanish) is encouraged whenever possible.
Presentation Formats
We are pleased to invite submissions of the following types of proposals. Please note that all speakers and presenters will be required to register for the Conference.
1. Symposia (½ or a full day)
We invite anyone interested in organizing a symposium within the framework of degrowth and the conference themes to contact the conference secretariat directly. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
2. Arts and cultural exhibits/performances
We are very interested in receiving artistic proposals relating to the conference themes. These can include any type of artistic proposal, such as installations, performances, exhibits, etc..
Workshops (90 minutes)
3. A workshop would comprise of a 90 minute session that treats one or more of the conference themes. The session organizer will be responsible for the content of the session, confirming all speakers and identifying a session chair.
4. Roundtables (90 minutes)
These sessions would include 4 to 6 people based on a common theme. Each participant will have 5 to 7 minutes to present their ideas on the theme. These short presentations will be followed by 60 minutes of discussion. This session is designed for individuals who would like to engage in discussion surrounding the themes and their ideas.
5. Special sessions (90 minutes)
We are open to any form of organisation of special sessions as long as it is related to the themes of the degrowth conference. It could be a complementary mix of artistic and academic presentation or a non verbal activity. For instance, to study and overcome the limitations of making the academic knowledge understandable and usable, one could envision a combination of a world café discussion and an academic presentation, or the same presentation in an academic format and in a broad audience format, followed by a critical evaluation of the differences. The special sessions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Programme/Scientific Committee, with external advisers when necessary.
6. Paper presentations (20 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion)
Interested participants are invited to propose presentations of 20 minutes (individual or group) relating to one or more of the conference themes. A discussion period will take place after each presentation. Individual presentations will be grouped in sessions by the Programme/Scientific Committee. Time will be allocated at the end of the session to permit discussion between the presenters and participants.
7. Posters
Poster presentations provide an opportunity to introduce innovative or non-innovative approaches related to the conference themes. Poster sessions are available to all delegates. Posters can cover research reports, testimonies, accounts, political standpoints or simple questioning of the status quo.
The rules of the game
Evaluation of proposals:
Reviewers of proposals will be peers and non-peers with expertise and experience in the themes of the conference, and will assess both their rigour and broad accessibility. A jury composed of renowned artists will be composed to evaluate proposals having an artistic component, in collaboration with the Programme/Scientific Committee. The Programme/Scientific Committee will use appropriate review criteria suitable to the different forms and content of the presentations.
Proposals will be expected to meet the following criteria:
- Artistic proposals:  December 1, 2011
- Symposia, workshops, roundtables and special sessions: December 31, 2011
- Paper presentations: December 31, 2011
- Posters: February 28, 2012
- Abstracts for individual symposia, workshop and roundtable presentations: February 28, 2012
Acceptance of proposals will be sent out on a rolling basis as they are reviewed, but no later than 60 days after received. The Programme/Scientific Committee reserves the right to revise programme allocations if criteria and deadlines are not met.
Length of Proposals (excluding references):
2,000 words for symposia or colloquia (1/2 or full day);
2,000 words for workshops (90 minutes);
2,000 words for roundtable sessions (90 minutes);
2,000 words for oral presentations (20 minutes);
500 words for arts and cultural exhibits, plus a sample of work;
250 words for posters.
To be included for all Proposals:
- Session/presentation/poster title
- Full name, contact information (email, phone number, address) and affiliation
- Speaker(s)/Presenter(s) and their contact information if different from the above
- Titles should briefly identify the content and should give a clear idea of what will happen in the session.
- Theme(s) and keywords to be addressed
- A general description (see the number of words required above)
- A short description that will be used in the conference program that should clearly and concisely identify what will be presented and the delivery format.
- Session outline, if needed
- A list of any audio/visual equipment required
- The type of space required (large room, outdoors, corridor, atrium, etc.).
- A brief description of how this presentation will lead participants to a deeper understanding of degrowth issues and ultimately to action.
Proposal submission guidelines:
- Proposals should preferably not have been previously published. For previously published works,  please include a rationale.
- Proposals should be clear, concise and written in English, French or Spanish.
- Proposals can only be submitted online via the conference website.
- Only submissions received prior to the posted deadline will be considered.
- Submitted proposals that contain similar or duplicate information from the same or similar set of authors will be disqualified.
- It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct proposal. Conference presentations will be published online and any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
- The submission of a proposal carries with it the obligation that it will be presented at the meeting by at least one of the authors.
- To withdraw a proposal, the contact author or speaker must send an email request along with the proposal reference name at least three weeks prior to the conference.
- Please note that all presenters must register for the conference.
Please submit proposals through our online Proposal Submission Form.

International Conference on Post Keynesian Economics, Japan

September 14-16, 2011 | Meiji University, Japan
The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics Click here will organize the International Conference on Post Keynesian Economics on September 14-16, 2011.
Dates: September 14-16, 2011
Place: Meiji University
Building: Academy Common, Meiji University
Rooms: 309B,309G (9th floor of Academy Common, Meiji University)
Address: 1-1 kandasurugadai, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 101-8301 JAPAN

Invited Lectures by
Prof.G.C.Harcourt (University of New South Wales)
Abstract Submission Deadline (extended): July 10, 2011
Takashi Yagi (Meiji University)

Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory: Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

2012 Special Issue: Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Born in Tsarist Poland in 1871, she emigrated to Germany and became one of the most inspirational figures of the Second International. Luxemburg arrived in Berlin in the spring of 1898 in time join the
Revisionist debates, which made her famous as a Marxist theoretician. Time and again Luxemburg proved herself as a gifted orator, inspiring workers to join the socialist movement, as well as she a talented theoretician, attempting to expand Marx?s work and make it relevant to early 20th century movement. However, Rosa Luxemburg was and remains a controversial figure.
To mark the 140th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s birth, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory will
be producing a special issue on and around Luxemburg’s works and her legacy. The special issue would like to examine some of her most well known works (such as the Russian Revolution, Mass Strike, National Question, and Organisational Question, Accumulation of Capital) and address their relevance to today.
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory welcomes contributions covering any aspect of Marxist political economy, philosophy and history. Articles should not normally exceed 7-8,000 words in length.
Articles must include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a maximum of 6 key words. Please note that Critique does not use the Harvard system and expects footnotes to appear at the bottom of the
page. For further instructions and advice for authors please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/critique
For further details about Critique visit: http://www.critiquejournal.net/ 
The final deadline for articles is December 1, 2011. Please send articles via email to the special issue editor: Dr. Lea Haro, gziinfo@udcf.gla.ac.uk and to: critique@eng.gla.ac.uk

International Critical Thought

International Critical Thought (ICT), an English-language quarterly edited by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and published by Routledge, which made its debut in the first quarter of 2011, is now
calling for submissions.

The journal comes up as a response to recent developments that have crippled the capitalist regime and led the world to a period of fundamental change. It aims to serve the Marxist and left scholars in their reflection upon the past and inquiry into the future, with an emphasis laid on coalescence of social concern with academic rigor, and bettering of the reality through better understanding it. As a 21-
century forum, ICT goes along with cultural diversity and intellectual openness, and is most willing to facilitate dialogues not just within left community but also between the left and other social thoughts.
And as a journal based in China, it lends an extra attentive ear to the developing world experience, for instance, to discussion on what China’s rise means to the world and in particular the world socialism.
So, a publication outlet for left scholarship across the world, ICT welcomes studies done in various academic disciplines employing different research tools.
Articles reviewing interesting books are also needed. The length of contributions may vary between 2,000 (for book review for example) and 6,000 words, and follow the Chicago Manual of Style in writing and citation.

We look forward to hearing from you. For further information, please
contact Dr. Gao Jingyu via email gaojy@cass.org.cn.

New Zealand Economics Papers: on Quality of Life

In recent years, there has been growing interest in research relating to the determinants of quality of life (whether at the household, regional or national level). This special issue aims to present a selection of works, taken from all areas of research on subjective and objective well-being: from conceptualization, prevalence, explanation and evaluation. Papers from a broad range of disciplines (health, philosophy, sociology and economics) are welcome. Areas of focus for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

Please note, that application to a New Zealand context is not a criterion for acceptance. The special issue will be guest-edited by Gail Pacheco (email: gail.pacheco@aut.ac.nz), Stephanié Rossouw (email: stephanie.rossouw@aut.ac.nz) and Don Webber (email: don.webber@aut.ac.nz) from the Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology.

New Zealand Economic Papers is a fully peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by leading international publishers Taylor & Frances (under the Routledge imprint) on behalf of the New Zealand Association of Economists. The journal is indexed in leading international databases including EconLit, ABI/Inform and EBSCO.

For online access to articles and other information about the journal, including instructions for online submissions, please visit the journal’s website http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rnzp. Selection of papers for the special issues will follow peer review. Submissions should be made online. Please indicate that your paper is meant for the special issue on quality of life during the submission process. Final version of accepted papers must be submitted in a format compatible with MS-Word.
Deadline for submissions: 30 July 2011


Oeconomicus is a journal based at University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC), which affords students an opportunity to participate in all aspects of an academic journal within a heterodox framework with a strong emphasis involving political economy and both heterodox micro and macro economics. Of the many theoretical frameworks that are emphasized among the dominant themes, but not limited to, are Institutionalism and post-Keynesian, evolutionary, comparative economic systems, ecological, developmental economics, and Marxism. Oeconomicus focuses on real world applications of heterodox thought along with critiques of mainstream theory. The journal accepts articles and book reviews from all students currently enrolled either at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Articles should be limited to approximately 5,000 words and book reviews between 500-750. Submissions are due by September 1st, 2011. Send all submissions to Lief Erickson Lrevg9@mail.umkc.edu, with Oeconomicus in the subject line.

On the Horizon: Beyond Market-Fundamentalist Economics

June 2012 Special Issue of On the Horizon

Beyond Market-Fundamentalist Economics: An Agenda for Heterodox Economics to Change the Dominant Narrative

Guest Editors: Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester, and Mary C. King
The financial crisis of 2008 threw in sharp relief the inadequacy of an increasingly market fundamentalist, mainstream neoclassical economics to accurately explain the economy or to provide guidance to policy makers that will lead to widely-shared prosperity and human wellbeing.
Critical understandings of market dynamics and alternative approaches are found in the spectrum of heterodox economics. In 2008, On the Horizon (OTH) published a special issue (Vol. 16, No. 4) on heterodox economics, “Publishing, Refereeing, Rankings, and the Future of Heterodox Economics.”
In an upcoming special issue, OTH will go further, to highlight how practitioners of heterodox economics might differently advise policy makers around the globe to proceed, and how those policy programs might be supported by a re-formulated economic narrative which, in turn, would be shaped by re-designed economics curriculum, different approaches to pedagogy and funding for far wider research agendas, if heterodox economists were to receive the kind and level of support currently enjoyed solely by mainstream neoclassical economists.
For inclusion in this special issue, we are interested in a range of possible papers that conceptualize the policy, teaching, and research arenas to reshape the dominant economic narrative and break the hegemony of market-fundamentalism that would result from substantially strengthened support of all heterodox traditions.  Scholars may choose to focus on the contribution of a particular school of economic thought, or draw from a number of heterodox frameworks, and similarly may focus on one nation or many.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. The Policy Program
2. Heterodox economics in universities and schools:  Curriculum and pedagogy
3. What would be the impact of significantly increased funding for research in heterodox economics?
4. Is the division into heterodoxy and orthodoxy unique in the discipline of economics, perhaps because of its political centrality? Are there lessons from other disciplines in the social sciences?

One-page proposals are to be submitted to the guest editors (oth.heterodox.econ@gmail.com) and papers should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oth. Submitted papers undergo a peer-review process.

Papers are expected in well-supported essay style, between 1000 and 5000 words, including abstracts, key words, and references. Please see the general guidelines for authors on the journal site http://www.emeraldinsight.com/oth.htm.

Important Dates

Contact Information:
Guest Editors:
About Journal
On the Horizon focuses on the increasingly complex intersection of forces that are impinging on education and learning and to which educators, human resource professionals and all committed to human potential must respond. Areas of interest include the changing needs of an increasingly global society, the economics and business of education delivery, changing policies and practices affecting curriculum content, certification and intellectual property, and rules and regulations governing institutions. Fore more information, visit the Journal website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=oth

URPE Conference: The War on the Working Class

October 1, 2011 | St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) will be sponsoring a conference on Saturday October 1 with the title "The War on the Working Class." The conference will take place at St. Francis College, Brooklyn and will be open to the general public. It will be followed on Sunday by a membership meeting, which is again open to everyone but at which voting is restricted to URPE members.
The conference aims to bring together people actively involved in resisting the multi-pronged attack which is currently taking place with radical political economists who can share their theoretical understanding of the issues. (Some people are of course in both categories!) If you are interested in speaking on a panel, or better still, organizing a panel with speakers who can address both aspects of an issue, please contact:
Paddy Quick: paddyquick@aol.com


Working Lives: Special Issue on Oral History and Working-Class History

Deadline: Dec.1, 2011 - Abstracts (one to two pages) and CVs
April 1, 2012 - Complete papers

Since the 1960s, if not before, labour and working-class history has been closely connected to the practice of oral history. Working-class historians were at the forefront of developments in oral history, often using this method as a means of recuperating the history of those who were less likely to leave archival and written sources. They created written histories, archival collections, museum exhibits and community projects that gave workers, their families and their communities a new voice, and a new place in history. Writing on working-class oral history has also encompassed far more than recovery projects; scholars have enriched the field of oral history by addressing questions about method, theory and approach, by offering critical reflections on our assumptions and expectations about oral history practice. Oral history has similarly enriched the field of working class history, posing new questions, challenging existing interpretations, and diversifying the themes and subjects we study

The Oral History Forum d’histoire orale is currently seeking contributions that engage with oral history and working-class history, broadly defined. This special issue will explore questions of method, theory, approach, and examine the ways in which oral history offers a unique perspective and insights into working class history. University researchers, community organizers, educators, oral historians, public historians, and others who are working in this field are invited to submit theoretical and methodological papers, as well as empirically-based essays based on original research, reviews (books, new media, exhibitions, films, theatrical productions), and discussions for this special edition of the journal. Topics might include (but are not limited to) paid work, unpaid labour, the labour movement, politics, working-class communities and culture, the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, and class, immigrant and migrant communities, unemployment and poverty, and state interventions in working-class lives. All article submissions will be subject to the normal peer review process of the journal.

The Oral History Forum d’histoire orale is the online journal of the Canadian Oral History Association www.oralhistoryforum.ca which serves as the online meeting place for scholars, community activists, librarians, archivists, and others who use oral history to explore the past. Through this open-access collection we hope to generate discussion on this important theme and provide a valuable resource for people interested in the study of oral history and working-class history, whether in the classroom or in their own research. Articles will be published as soon as they are ready, ensuring a quick turn around time for early submissions, and the collection will be launched in 2012.

Please send queries and submissions to:

Joan Sangster and Janis Thiessen
jsangster@trentu.ca and Janis.Thiessen@unb.ca
Guest Editors, Oral History Forum d’histoire orale
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9

Call for Participants

43rd UK History of Economic Thought Conference

7-9 September 2011 | Balliol College Oxford
Provisional schedule
Wednesday 7 September

Thursday 8 September

Friday 9 September  
9 am John King: The 'Cambridge Keynesians': Some unanswered questions
10 am Michael Salvagno: Schumpeter, Hicks and Lowe: Theorising the economic canon
11 am Coffee
11:15 am Jonathan Perraton (unconfirmed speaker): Déjà-vu? The current crisis and macroeconomics – the 1970s revisited?
12:15 pm Pedro Teixeira: Conquering or mapping? Textbooks and the dissemination of human capital theory in applied economics
Lunch in Balliol Hall and end of conferenceThere will be a discounted registration fee for those registering by 31 July. 
Provisional schedule | Registration Form

Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation

September 16 -18th, 2011 | Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

Sponsored by the Global Studies Centre, Prague and the Global Studies Association of North America.

Keynote Speakers: William Robinson and Leslie Sklair

This will be the first international conference devoted to transnational capitalist class theory and global class formation. Over the past decade a growing body of work has established TCC theory as an important theoretical approach for examining global capitalism. The conference will provide a place to share research, debate and explore this newly emerging school of social/economic analysis.

Papers topics can include: transnational capitalist class and working class formations; transnational capitalist class and national capitalist class relations; elite networks; immigration and migration;
global capitalism; production networks and commodity chains; global finance; transformation of the nation-state; the transnational state; transnational governance; information technology and globalization; the military/industrial complex and state.

Registration Fees: $80.00 U.S.

conference web site:
International Organizing Committee: William Carroll, Canada; Johannah Fahey, Australia; Jerry Harris, U.S.; Marek Hrubec, Czech Republic; Georgina Murray, Australia, Bill Pelz, U.S.

ICAPE Conference 2011

Nov. 11-13, 2011 | University of Massachusetts Amherst
The preliminary program is now available on the ICAPE website.
The registration link is not yet active; we will send the information as soon as we have it. The registration fee will be $165, with an additional $35 for an optional conference dinner on Saturday night.
Travel and accommodations
Information on travel to Amherst and options for accommodations can be found at http://www.icape.org/?p=Conferences. It is advisable to book your accommodations early due to strong demand for hotel space at that time of year.

International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS)

October 17-20, 2011 | Montreal, Canada
The FIESS is taking place October 17th to 20th in Montreal (Canada). Its central theme is “Government and Civil Society”. 
Social and solidarity economy networks play a fundamental role through their mobilization and education of actors of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and carry out the essential work of having public instances recognize the needs of the sector. These efforts will be presented in the FIESS, in particular during the plenary session on national structural laws for the social economy (sometimes called “social enterprise”), during the workshops covering local partnerships in favour of the SSE (for example in Minas Gerais, Brazil), and through examples of networks working to obtain the recognition of public instances (for example in Cameroun) or that are the result of a successful partnership between government and civil society (for example the JEUN’ESS program in France for the insertion of young people in the SSE). As such : Firstly, we invite you to join us in October in order to share your experience and your work in favour of the development of the social economy in your region, and to be inspired by the best practices taking place all over the world.
You can register here (please note that the reduced fees for early registration end July 22nd). In the interest of facilitating early registration, you need not make definitive workshop choices when registering. Once registered, all participants will receive a confirmation number which allows them to complete or modify their workshop choices before September 17th 2011.

International Greening Education Event 2011

19-21 October, 2011 | Karlsruhe, Germany

A three-day International Greening Education Event will be held from 19th to 21st of October, 2011 in the green city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will take academia, education, environmental and sustainable development policy makers, senior members of academic institutions, representatives of government and non-governmental organisations and international development agencies, administrators and teachers, sustainable development practitioners and environmental management professionals through the need for greening education and then discuss effective initiatives that educational institutions need to take to make sustainability an integral part of teaching and learning.

The event provides an exclusive forum to examine how global warming, climate change and other environmental concerns are reshaping education globally, deliberate on the role of academia in making world cleaner, greener and more sustainable, discuss cutting-edge issues in greening education and share best practices from around the world in respect to education for sustainability.

Further to the knowledge sharing on greening education including topics such as ecologizing curriculum (incorporating sustainability), greening of courses and creating low carbon education institutions; the upcoming event also provides an excellent networking opportunity with academia, sustainable development practitioners and other stakeholders in Europe and beyond. An excursion (optional) on Saturday the 22nd of October, 2011 is planned which will also provide an additional and informal networking opportunity.

You are cordially invited to attend this international event and/ or nominate the member(s) of your institution.

For further information, please see the event details.

Or contact via email: mail@etechgermany.com

Summer Institute: Media, Democracy and the Economy

July 24-30, 2011 | Smith College, Northampton, MA

Our Core Economics Curriculum:  Our staff of progressive economists will lead you in a vibrant learning process in which you will gain the economic basics that you need to know to make your social change work more effective.

"I learned about the ups and downs of the GDP, the business cycles, and the global economy. These tools have given me an understanding of why it is so important to be an environmental activist, because in a world of big economics, there is still the human perspective." Rodolfo Padron, Shundahai Network and Western Shoshone Alliance, Las Vegas, NV

In our core classes on the U.S. and the International economies, you will deepen your understanding of how the economy works-or doesn't. You will learn about the roots of the current economic crisis and assess current strategies to fix it, and we will explore the solidarity economy-strategies for a more just and sustainable world. 

Our approach is highly participatory and we recognize that we are all teachers and learners.  No economics background is necessary.

Special track on Media, Democracy and the Economy:
In addition to our core economics curriculum, each year we focus on a special topic; this year, it's Media, Democracy and the Economy.

The linkages between the economy, democracy and the media system are inseparable.  And the media system is awash in problems.  Only a handful of big corporations own almost all daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and, more recently, broadband service providers.  This ensures that media in all of its forms almost always mirrors the economic elite's corporate-dominated worldview -- a perspective that has degraded people’s material lives, our democracy, and the planet in favor of Wall Street.
 There is good news on all fronts: people are calling for a dramatic change in our economic system and the digital age is giving us the opportunity to transform the mainstream media system to better serve democracy.

As we provide you with the economic training necessary to create the social change you envision, we will also demonstrate how the media system functions and how to wield it to achieve your goals.

General scholarships for the 2011 Popular Economics Institute are available!

Are you ready to register?
Visit our website: CPE 2011 Summer Institute and we'll see you in July!

Summer School: Labour Studies in Global Perspective

Tuesday 13th – Friday 16th of September 2011 | Centre Pierre Naville, Université d’Évry Val d’Essonne
The Summer School has a two-in-one aim: developing  international scientific knowledge in the field of labour studies  and enhancing English language skills in social sciences.
Tuesday 13th Inaugural address by Professor Michael Burawoy: “Labor Studies in the 21st century”
Wednesday 14th Labour and financialisation in times of crisis
Thursday 15th State, institutions and labour markets
Friday 16th Labour standards, social rights and mobilizations
Summer School activities include: courses, conferences,  workshops, English as a foreign language tutorship, plant visit.
Scientific committee:
Forms of participation
Inscription costs for non IWLS-members
Information and booking : evelyne.fabre@univ-evry.fr, summerschool@centre-pierre-naville.org
http://www.centre-pierre-naville.org (online July 2011)

Workshop: State, Crisis and the Refusal of Recovery

Friday, July 15th 2011 14:00 to 17:00 | Istanbul Bilgi University, Santral Campus E2-302

Co-organised by the Centre for Ethics and Politics, Queen Mary, University of London and the PhD Program on Organization Studies, Istanbul Bilgi University.

This workshop enquires into the current political production of state crisis to resolve a crisis of capitalism. The objective of the workshop will be to explore the strategies deployed to produce a private sector recovery, at the national and international level, through the displacement of debt onto welfare, education and health programmes with a particular focus on the UK and Turkey in the wider EU/global context. It will look at the responses both of national governments as well as unions, activist networks to these challenges, as well as explore the theoretical problems for state theory that this new round of neoliberal recovery programmes for the ailing – both intellectually as well as in terms of legitimacy – of the state /capital relation that has developed since the 1970s.

Central to the present enforced strategies of recovery is the double movement of transfer of private debt to the state and from the state to the population, where it takes the form not only of financial debt, but debt work, or indenture. It is here, in the imposition of indenture that management ideology comes into its own, not just
echoing the politics of scarcity and the logic of necessity, but appearing to enable indenture, to provide a way to endure this penurious work, and indeed to seek the capitalist freedom in it. While the private sector is to do less with more, and the public sector more with less, the indentured worker is to make both these propositions plausible. On the one hand, having been traded in for cash by corporations, and the other having been burdened with civic and social functions, the indentured worker is to make up for a lack of formal work with informal work now directed not toward self-organisation, but for instance in Britain, in the ’Big Society,’ or in the Global South by building ‘governance’ and ‘healthy civil societies’. Her debt will not be worked off with such formalized informal labour, but it will be serviced, allowing the transfers to continue. This is one way to
understand everything in the business school from CSR to open innovation to social marketing to the enduring call to ‘manage yourself’ a featured column in each issue of the Harvard Business Review. But all of this exhortation reminds us that management cannot necessarily resist the refusal to make good on these debts.

In this workshop, we shall be looking to explore the various forms that the refusal of neoliberal recovery programmes have taken and discuss the new forms of organising and the possible opening for a new internationalism of struggle that the spreading of austerity programmes has encouraged.

Contributors: Stefano Harney (Queen Mary, University of London), Emma Dowling (Queen Mary, University of London), Demet Dinler (PhD candidate, University of London and Strategic Research and Organising Specialist, International Transport Workers Federation), Evren Hosgor (Bilgi University, Istanbul)

Contact: e.dowling@qmul.ac.uk or evren.hosgor@bilgi.edu.tr

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Connecticut College, USA

We will be looking to fill a position in behavioral finance during this coming academic year. We very much want to hire a heterodox economist to fill this position. We are a small, liberal arts college that places an equal emphasis on teaching and research. We have a 3-2 teaching load, and two of these courses would be devoted to a course in behavioral economics and a senior seminar in behavioral economics.  The individual hired to fill this position would have great flexibility with respect to the other three courses.
For more information, contact:

Dr. Edward J. McKenna
Professor of Economics
Connecticut College
New London, Ct 06320

Email: ejmck@conncoll.edu

Franklin and Marshall College, USA

One-year Visiting Position, Economics
The Department of Economics at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank, beginning Fall 2011. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. The teaching load is 3/2.
In the fall, the ideal candidate will teach scheduled courses on the political economy of development and perspectives on race, class, and gender. Given the late date of the appointment, however, we will consider alternative courses based on the abilities and interests of the applicant.
We strongly recommend visiting our website at http://www.fandm.edu/economics for more information about the department. If you have questions about the position, contact Antonio Callari (antonio.callari@fandm.edu). 
Applicants should send in one email a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, and evidence of successful teaching to antonio.callari@fandm.edu. Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately.  Applications will be considered as they are received. 
Franklin & Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics.
One-year position (sabbatical replacement), Fall 2011 - Spring 2012.
Our program (we have "programs," not departments at Stockton) is  hiring a one year sabbatical replacement for one of our colleagues.  We are a small program (6 members) of political economists, offering an economics major and minor.  Please note that Richard Stockton College is near Atlantic City - 2 ½ hours from NYC and 1 ¼ hours from Philadelphia.
Candidates will be expected to teach introductory courses in Economics. Teaching load is three courses (12 credit hours) per semester. Additional duties as negotiated under the collective bargaining agreement. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be ABD candidates in economics. Evidence of excellent teaching experience is required.   Academic experiences with culturally diverse populations desired.  Salary is dependent upon experience.
Screening will begin June 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
Send letter of application describing qualifications and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Cheryl Kaus, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
AA___, P.O. Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240.
Stockton is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants. www.stockton.edu<http://www.stockton.edu/

Sarah Lawrence College, USA

Sarah Lawrence College invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in the social sciences division beginning in Fall 2012. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on intersections between public policy and social justice. Specific areas of interest may include civil rights or international law and human rights, labor studies, law and society, or inequality and social policy (children, housing, education). Candidates should have a passion for undergraduate teaching, with a special emphasis on connecting students’ academic and intellectual pursuits to community-based learning or public engagement. A PhD completed by the time of appointment in one of the social sciences or a related discipline is required, and experience working with community-based organizations is preferred. The successful candidate will hold The Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy, which honors Ms. Woodward's (1990) social commitment and concern with public issues. The application should include the following: cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, course descriptions and syllabi for two proposed courses, a sample of scholarly writing, graduate transcript(s) and three letters of reference. Deadline for receipt of applications: September 30, 2011. To apply for the position, go to: https://slc.simplehire.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50517
Sarah Lawrence College is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our Web site at: http://www.slc.edu . SLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving a racially and culturally diverse community.

University of Bath, UK

Lectureship, Global Political Economy

This permanent position is intended to make a significant contribution to research and teaching capacity on global political economy and the economics of developing countries. The successful candidate will have a strong publications profile; a record of securing research funding; and be able to offer teaching in International Development at MSc (global political economy) and BSc (economics of international development) level.

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences was rated second in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and been rated 5 or its equivalent in all previous assessments. The Centre for Development Studies at Bath has been a leading UK centre for research and postgraduate study in international development for more than thirty years. Our research clusters around, but is not limited to, three major themes: Well-being and human development; Childhood, youth, and the life course; and Insecurity, inequality, and inclusion.
More information and Online application HERE

Proposed start date: 1 September 2011

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of the International Development Group, Dr Sarah White at S.C.White@bath.ac.uk or on +44(0) 1225 385298.

University of Greenwich, UK

Lectureships (2),  Department of International Business & Economics
Arising from rapid growth, the Department of International Business & Economics at the University of Greenwich is seeking candidates for two entry-level lectureships in International Business, broadly defined.

We are a Department of applied economics with our area of application in International Business and would particularly welcome applicants able to contribute to the study of International Business in emerging economies, support the work of the Public Services International Research Unit or the Centre for Business Network Analysis, or apply a critical perspective to the study of International Business.
Details of the positions can be found here: http://www.gre.ac.uk/jobs/1862g7/job-reference-1862g7

University of Leon, Spain

Lecturers, Economics
(Candidates should possess an acceptable level of spanish)

The Department of Economics at the University of Leon (ULE), Spain, is interested in recruiting candidates to fill one or more full-time positions for lecturers for the coming academic year, 2011-12. In particular, we are looking for potential candidates to fill the positions of Ayudante Doctor (Junior PhD Lecturer) and Contratado Doctor (Senior PhD Lecturer).

The Department of Economics at ULE explicitly pledge their commitment to ideological and methodological pluralism in Economics, and therefore, for the open positions we welcome all candidates from different schools of Heterodox Economics (the way this is understood, for instance, in ICAPE or the Heterodox Economics Directory, that is, post-Keynesian, feminist, institutionalist, Marxian, social economics, Sraffian, austrian, radical, etc.). Applicants with specialization in all areas of Economics/Political Economy are welcome.

Essential prerequisites are that the candidate must hold a doctoral degree, demonstrate a high commitment to teaching at graduate and postgraduate level and display a relevant research record (qualitative and quantitative). Also, the current laws in Spain for hiring in all categories of university teaching require that, in order to apply for the position, applicants must be in possession (or able to obtain) the necessary national or regional accreditation or authorisation, granted by National or Regional Accreditation Agencies. For advice on this matter or any other informal query, please contact the recruitment committee at jrgara@unileon.es (Dr Jorge García-Arias).

Ayudante Doctor (Junior Lecturer PhD) positions are for one year, renewable every year for three more years.
Contratado Doctor (Senior PhD Lecturer) positions are indefinite.

Selection will open in June 2011 and will remain open for all of 2011, or until the ideal candidates are hired.

Candidates should possess an acceptable level of spanish or, failing that, commit to achieve an acceptable level during the first year of residence (University of Leon has a renowned tradition for and a wide range of spanish courses for foreigners).

For applications and further particulars, please send an e-mail to jrgara@unileon.es

University of Newcastle, Australia 

Postdoctoral fellowships
Due date for these postdocs is 20 July, with one possibly going to religion, given our (Newcastle University's) status as a leading religion research centre in Australia. Projects in the area of religion and radicalism, Marxism and religion would be welcome, since that is one of our research strengths.
More information here: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research/fellowships.html

University of Minnesota-Morris, USA

One-year Lecturer Position, Economics
One-year temporary position (with the possibility of renewal) in Economics is available at the University of Minnesota-Morris, beginning in August, 2011. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise to teach Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, as well as two additional courses, preferably one of which is appropriate for Management majors. Required qualifications are: Masters in Economics or related field (hiring will be at the Teaching Specialist level); Ph.D. preferred (Lecturer level). Annual teaching load is 6 courses.

The University of Minnesota, Morris is an undergraduate residential public liberal arts college serving over 1,800 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, UMM has a unique mission and offers the best of both in the world of higher education--a small, close-knit campus complemented by the power and support of a world-renowned research University system. UMM is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (12% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population. The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Our campus is a national leader in renewable energy, often running "grid negative" due to two commercial grade wind turbines and the first corn stover biomass converter in the U.S. Our current faculty have received 18 of the University system’s highest teaching award, and they are also very active in research and publication. To learn more about the University of Minnesota, Morris visit our website at http://www.morris.umn.edu. To learn more about the Economics/Management department visit: http://www.morris.umn.edu/academic/Economics-Management.
The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.
Apply on-line at the University of Minnesota online Employment System at http://employment.umn.edu .
Also, please send via email and regular mail a cover letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcript, and at least 2 letters of reference to: svburks@morris.umn.edu; Economics Search Committee Chair, Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 E. 4th St., Morris, MN 56267. Position open until filled; review of applications will begin June 20, 2011.
For other communications, please contact Prof. Stephen Burks at: svburks@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6191, Fax: 320­589-6117.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. To request disability accommodations, please contact Sarah Mattson at 320-589-6021.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

Downloads are available from all Keynes Seminar presentations at the PKSG website: http://www.postkeynesian.net/keynes.html


UMASS Working Paper Series

The most recent working papers by UMASS economics faculty can be found HERE.

There are Progressive Economists: Reflections after a Post-Keynesian Conference, Roskilde, Denmark

John Weeks' Blog with comments on the May conference at Roskilde HERE.

Heterodox Journals

Business History Review

Business History Review has published its first issue with Cambridge University Press, providing current content of this outstanding journal online for the first time in its 85 year history.

Read entire issue for free
Business History Review begins its publishing era at Cambridge with an engaging editorial, which considers the work published by business historians over the past ten years, and thinks about the future direction of the journal as well as of the field more broadly. To mark the occasion we have made the whole issue freely available, with our compliments.

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 35(4): July 2011

Journal website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3924/1



Capital & Class, 35(2): June 2011

Journal website: http://cnc.sagepub.com/content/vol35/issue2/?etoc



Challenge, 54(4): July-August 2011

Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=M134675P4808


Contributions to Political Economy, 30(1): June 2011

Journal website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3924/3

Book Reviews

The Economic and Labour Relations Review

Full text of the articles is available online through:

Selected articles from the Review:

Economics and Philosophy, 27(2): July 2011

Journal website:http://journals.cambridge.org/EAP




Economy and Society, 40(2): 2011

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03085147.asp
Special Issue: Rights, Cultures, Subjects and Citizens
Original Articles    
Review article    

Ensayos Revista de Economía, 30(1): Mayo 2011

Journal website

European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 18(2): 2011

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09672567.asp

Book reviews

Forum for Social Economics, 40(2): July 2011

Journal website: http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/12143
Explorations in Social Economics:

Industrial and Corporate Change, 20(3): July 2011

Journal website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3924/5 

International Journal of Political Economy, 40(1): Spring 2011

Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=J64367232606

International Socialism Journal, 131: June 2011

Journal website:  http://www.isj.org.uk

Book reviews

Intervention. European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, 8(1): May 2011

Journal website: http://www.metropolis-publisher.com/Periodika/Zeitschrift-Intervention/catalog.do
Articles | Artikel Special Issue on »The political economy of an Australian patriot and a Cambridge economist« Book Reviews | Rezensionen

Journal of Agrarian Change, 11(3): July 2011

Journal website: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1471-0358


Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 33(2): June 2011

Journal website: http://journals.cambridge.org/HET

Research Articles
Book Reviews

Journal of Institutional Economics, 7(2): 2011

Journal website: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JOI

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 33(3): Spring 2011

Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=V340274M5017

Journal of World-Systems Research, 17(2): 2011

Journal website: http://jwsr.ucr.edu/
Regular Section Articles:
Special Section Articles Book Review Essays: Book Reviews:

Metroeconomica, 62(3): July 2011

Journal website:http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0026-1386


Mother Pelican, 7(6): June 2011

Journal website: http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv07n06page1.html
Theme: Clean Energy for Human Development

Review of Political Economy, 23(3): July 2011

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09538259.asp
Book Reviews    

Revue de la régulation: Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, 9: 1er Semestre 2011

Journal website: http://regulation.revues.org/

« RSE, régulation et diversité du capitalisme »

Dossier : RSE, régulation et diversité du capitalisme
Opinions - débats
Notes de lecture
Présentations de thèses

Socio-Economic Review, 9(3): July 2011

Journal website: http://ser.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol9/issue3/index.dtl


Heterodox Newsletters

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

In this age of austerity, as Canada continues on the path of economic recovery following the worldwide recession of 2008, workers find themselves under attack — and the attack is coming from many directions. The CCPA has put together some resources (HERE) to help Canadians understand what's behind the attack, who's at risk, and how the austerity agenda is really about pitting workers against workers.
More information from CCPA's National Update can be found HERE.

Centre for Development Policy and Research

These documents can be downloaded in pdf format from the CDPR website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/

Economic Sociology - the european electronic newsletter, 12(3): July 2011

Website: http://econsoc.mpifg.de/newsletter/newsletter_current.asp

 EPI News

More commentary and research can be found on the website: http://www.epi.org/


More information can be found on the GDAE website: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/ as well as their blogspot  http://triplecrisis.com/ 

Global Labour Column

Entitled "Crisis: Causes, prospects and alternatives", the issue takes a critical look at policies that led to the 2007-08 crisis as well as considers alternatives to orthodox policies both North and South. It features articles by Robert Wade, Eckhard Hein, and Iyanatul Islam on macroeconomic matters. The issue can be found at:http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_dialogue/---actrav/documents/publication/wcms_158927.pdf
The Global Labour University (GLU) is inviting trade unionist and labour activists to apply for a specialised Masters programme on 'Labour and Globalisation' at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
The GLU provides a unique opportunity to study and discuss the challenges of globalisation together with a global group of fellow trade unionists. Internships with trade union organisations and labour research institutions offer the chance to engage in labour movements in different countries and at international level.
The final deadline for applications is 31 July 2011. The GLU awards a limited number of scholarships for participants from developing and transition countries. Applicants need to have the endorsement of a trade union to apply for a scholarship.
Click on the link below to view more detailed information:www.global-labour-university.org
Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.global-labour-university.org/54.html


 Featured articles:
For more articles, news analysis and commentary, see the IDEAs website: http://www.ideaswebsite.org/

Levy News

New Publications:

NEF Newsletter

The New Economics Foundation celebrated its 25th year in June.  Also announced in their newsletter is the creation of a new MA program.  You can find more details about their program in the Heterodox Graduate Programs and Scholarship section. 
More information from NEF can be found on their website HERE.

News & Letters: Marxist-Humanist newspaper

The May-June 2011 issue of the Marxist-Humanist newspaper News & Letters is now available featuring Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2011-2012: http://www.newsandletters.org/issues/2011/May-Jun/DPMayJun_11.asp

PERI Announcements

Recent policy studies:
More policy studies and news can be found on the Peri website: http://www.peri.umass.edu/home/

Heterodox Books and Book Series

After Globalization

By Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman
Wiley-Blackwell. May 2011. 264 pp ISBN: 978-1-4051-7794-8 - HB | website

In lively and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that contemporary thought about the world is disabled by a fatal flaw: the inability to think "an after" to globalization. After establishing
seven theses (on education, morality, history, future, capitalism, nation, and common sense) that challenge the false promises that sustain this time-limit, After Globalization examines four popular
thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and how their work is dulled by these promises. Cazdyn and Szeman then speak to students from around the globe who are both unconvinced and uninterested in these promises and who understand the world very differently than the way it is popularly represented.

After Globalization argues that a true capacity to think an after to globalization is the very beginning of politics today.


The Bonds of Debt: Bonds Against the Common Good 

By Richard Dienst

Verso Books. April 2011.  200 pp ISBN: 9781844676910 HB | website

In this timely book, cultural critic Richard Dienst considers the financial crisis, global poverty, the media and radical theory to explore indebtedness as the universal condition of modern life. With humour and verve, Dienst examines a sometimes surprising array of subjects – analysing Obama’s National Security Strategy, the architecture of Prada stores and a fairy tale told by Karl Marx – to capture a modern condition founded on fiscal imprudence.

The Bonds of Debt also includes a substantive takedown of Bono’s“anti-poverty” campaigning. Dienst exposes the hollowness of campaigns like the ‘Product RED’ branding exercise and shows how Bono’s style of celebrity activism does more to maintain systems of global poverty than to challenge them. He also unpicks the construction of the grandiose and ubiquitous image of “Bono” as the public face of global poverty. Ultimately, Dienst argues, this style of celebrity campaigning leads to a well-behaved activism which is little more than “the pop-cultural expression of official policy”.

Moving beyond the dominant pieties and widespread anxieties surrounding the topic, Dienst reconceives the world’s massive financial obligations as a social, economic and political bond, where the crushing weight of objectified wealth comes face to face with new demands for equality and solidarity. As the “EU debt crisis” builds, with one European country after another falling victim to the all-powerful credit agencies, Dienst’s incisive analysis is both timely and necessary.

Capital as a Social Kind: Definitions and Transformations in the Critique of Political Economy

By Howard Engelskirchen
Routledge. Feb. 2011. Hardback: 978-0-415-77691-2. Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy | website

Capital as a Social Kind provides an introduction to social kinds in social theory. Thinking about kinds, the way we sort the things of the world into categories -- water, for example, is a natural kind – has made an important contribution to our understanding of science in the last half century, but these advances have been largely applicable to the natural, rather than the social sciences. Drawing on the rich examples offered by Marx’s analysis of capital and exploring a methodology that will be of interest to both Marxist and non-Marxist social theorists alike, Capital as a Social Kind extends this approach to the study of social life. Read More

Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States

By Adam Hanieh
Palgrave-Macmillan. July 2011. ISBN: 978-0-230-11077-9 (hb) | website

The six Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) play an increasingly prominent role in the global economy and throughout the broader Middle East region. This book analyzes the recent development of Gulf capitalism through the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. Situating the Gulf within the evolution of capitalism at a global scale, it presents a novel theoretical interpretation of this important region of the Middle East political economy. Accompanied by an extensive empirical analysis of all sectors of the GCC economy, the book argues that a new capitalist class,Khaleeji Capital, is forming in the Gulf--with profound implications for the Middle East as a whole

Creative Industries and Economic Evolution

By Jason Potts
Edward Elgar 2011. ISBN 978 1 84720 662 6 (hb). New Horizons in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics series | website
The creative industries are key drivers of modern economies. While economic analysis has traditionally advanced a market-failure model of arts and culture, this book argues for an evolutionary market dynamics or innovation-based approach. The book explores theoretical and conceptual aspects of an evolutionary economic approach to the study of the creative economy. Topics include creative businesses and labour markets, social networks, innovation processes and systems, institutions, and the role of creative industries in market dynamics and economic growth.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach

By Jonathan M. Harris
Cengage Publishing, 2006, 2nd edition. Now available on-line free of charge. | website

The second edition of this text (Cengage Publishing, 2006) from the Tufts University Global Development And Environment Institute is now out of print. A third edition is in process, but will not be available this year. In the meantime the FULL TEXT with INDEX, GLOSSARY, and an UPDATED VERSION of Chapter 18 on Global Climate Change is available for free download for instructors and students at: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/education_materials/ENRE_Reg.html

For those who prefer the hard copy, new and used copies of the second edition are still available from online booksellers. In addition to Amazon and Barnes and Noble, copies can be obtained at AbeBooks (scroll down for second edition) and at Textbooks.com. Bookstores may be able to order wholesale through MBSBooks.

On-line support materials for both instructors and students are still available at CENGAGE Learning.

Updated data, Power Points, and chapter modules representing work-in-progress on the third edition will be posted before the next academic year on the text website at: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/textbooks/env_nat_res_economics.html.

The Foundations of Institutional Economics

By K. William Kapp
Edited by Sebastian Berger and Rolf Steppacher
May 2011. Routledge. Hardback: 978-0-415-58655-9 | website

This is a ground-breaking book about the foundations of institutional economics. K. William Kapp presents the economic role of institutions for economic development, capital formation and technological dynamics in an easily accessible and comprehensive manner. As a front-rank 20th century institutional economist, Kapp pulls together arguments from a variety of sources, including Thorstein Veblen, John Kenneth Galbraith and Gunnar Myrdal, all of which emphasize the crucial role of institutions. The author cements institutional economics as a distinct and coherent framework of analysis to effectively address urgent socio-economic problems, such as environmental disruption and sustainable development. Read More

Heterodox Macroeconomics: Keynes, Marx and Globalization

Edited by Jonathan P. Goldstein and Michael G. Hillard
Routledge. New in Paperback: 978-0-415-66597-1 | website | e–Inspection Copy

Heterodox Macroeconomics offers a detailed understanding of the foundations of the recent global financial crisis. The chapters, from a selection of leading academics in the field of heterodox macroeconomics, carry out a synthesis of heterodox ideas that place financial instability, macroeconomic crisis, rising global inequality and a grasp of the perverse and pernicious qualities of global and domestic macroeconomic policy making since 1980 into a coherent perspective. It familiarizes the reader with the emerging unified theory of heterodox macroeconomics and its applications. Read More

Inequality and Power: the Economics of Class

By Eric A. Schutz
Routledge, March 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-55480-0 (hb). Series in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy | website
This book considers class as a form of power in the sense of domination or rule, and offers an analysis of its foundations in terms of mainstream (neoclassical) economics. It elucidates the various socio-economic power structures involved in the class system of today's market society - employers' power, business power, professionals' power, and cultural and political power. Focusing upon how excessive economic inequality (i.e., in the distribution of income and wealth) both arises from and undergirds the class system, the book examines what is wrong with class from the viewpoint of distributive justice and socio-ecological sustainability. After outlining the "class based" theory of the trend of increasing inequality of these times, it concludes with some thoughts on mitigating class-based economic inequality. The book is appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students in economics or other social sciences, philosophy, etc.

Instituciones, desarrollo y regiones: El caso de Colombia

Jairo Parada Corrales
May 2011, Ediciones Uninorte. ISBN 978-958-741-137-9 | Website

Esta obra, dirigida a estudiantes, profesores e investigadores de Economía, Historia, Derecho y Ciencia Política, así como a profesionales en distintas áreas, contiene un examen de la relación entre instituciones, desarrollo y regiones en Colombia, bajo una mirada totalmente diferente a lo que se conoce en el país comúnmente como economía institucionalista.

El autor analiza las instituciones bajo la perspectiva teórica del economista norteamericano Thorstein Veblen, y los modernos enfoques evolucionarios de corte darwiniano, algo desconocidos en los medios académicos del país y latinoamericanos. Examina, además, cada uno de los períodos de la evolución institucional colombiana y dirige su mirada a tres regiones específicas: la Costa Caribe, Antioquia y Cauca-Valle.

Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy

By Ross Perlin
Verso Books.  May 2011. ISBN: 9781844676866 (hb) | website

Ross Perlin has written the first exposé of this world of drudgery and aspiration. In this witty, astonishing, and serious investigative work, Perlin takes the reader inside both boutique nonprofits and megacorporations such as Disney (which employs 8,000 interns at Disney World alone). He profiles fellow interns, talks to academics and professionals about what unleashed this phenomenon, and explains why the intern boom is perverting workplace practices in locations all around the world.

Macroeconomics of Growth Cycles And Financial Instability

By Piero Ferri
2011 Edward Elgar. ISBN 978 1 84980 916 0 (hb) | website

In light of the recent economic crisis and in keeping with Hyman Minsky’s analysis of financial instability, this book considers the important interaction between cycles and growth, via the interplay between demand, supply and real-world financial issues.

A Modern Guide To Keynesian Macroeconomics And Economic Policies

Edited by Eckhard Hein and Engelbert Stockhammer, Kingston University, UK
2011 Edward Elgar. ISBN 978 1 84980 140 9 (hb) | website

‘For more than a decade, most macroeconomists convinced themselves they were witnessing a “Great Moderation”. Many Keynesians saw instead the accumulation of a fragility and potential instability that have become dramatically manifest since 2007. The premise of this book is that the financial crisis and Great Recession necessitate a revival of Keynesian macroeconomics, emphasizing the central roles of effective demand, money and finance in modern capitalism. Comprising essays on all aspects of macroeconomic theory and policy, the book will prove invaluable for scholars and graduate students seeking to acquaint themselves with the frontiers of modern Keynesian macroeconomics.’ – Mark Setterfield, Trinity College, US


The Political Economy of the European Social Model

By Philip B. Whyman, Mark Baimbridge and Andrew Mullen
Routledge, April 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-47629-4 (hb) | website

This book seeks to analyse the development of the European Union (EU), which was founded upon the principle of the free movement of capital, goods, services and people in 1957. Its central thesis is that, from a practical and theoretical point of view, such a basis is fundamentally at odds with the creation of an interventionist regime that the construction of a social Europe would require. Read More

Post Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory, 2nd Edition

A Foundation for Successful Economic Policies for the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Paul Davidson
Edward Elgar 2011. ISBN: 978 1 84980 979 5 (HB) 978 1 84980 980 1 (PB) | website
In this updated and revised edition of Post Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory, Paul Davidson explains how and why contemporary macroeconomic textbooks fail to incorporate Keynes’s liquidity and financial analysis framework to explain the importance of money and financial markets in the real world of experience. This important text develops Keynes’s analytical framework for both closed and open economies and provides policy guidance for the global economy of the 21st century. In particular, it deals with problems such as inflation, financial contagion, global unemployment, outsourcing, trade patterns, and developing an international financial system which encourages expansionary growth among all trading partners while avoiding sovereign debt problems. Using this textbook in macroeconomics courses will provide students with a study of macroeconomics that will be useful and productive.

Rethinking Gramsci

Edited by Marcus E. Green
New York: Routledge, 2011. ISBN: 9780415779739 | website

This edited volume provides a coherent and comprehensive assessment of Antonio Gramsci's significant contribution to the fields of political and cultural theory. It contains seminal contributions from a broad range of important political and cultural theorists from around the world and explains the origins, development and context for Gramsci's thought as well as analysing his continued relevance and influence to contemporary debates.

It demonstrates the multidisciplinary nature of Gramscian thought to produce new insights into the intersection of economic, political, cultural, and social processes, and to create a vital resource for readers across the disciplines of political theory, cultural studies, political economy, philosophy, and subaltern studies.


Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a present yet to pass and a future still to come

AK Press and Occupied London. April 2011. 378 pp ISBN: 9780983059714 | website

How does a revolt come about and what does it leave behind? What impact does it have on those who participate in it and those who simply watch it? Is the Greek revolt of December 2008 confined to the
shores of the Mediterranean, or are there lessons we can bring to bear on social action around the globe?

Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come is a collective attempt to grapple with these questions. A collaboration between anarchist publishing collectives
Occupied London and AK Press, this timely new volume traces Greece’s long moment of transition from the revolt of 2008 to the economic crisis that followed. In its twenty chapters, authors from around the
world—including those on the ground in Greece—analyse how December became possible, exploring its legacies and the position of the social antagonist movement in face of the economic crisis and the arrival of the International Monetary Fund.

In the essays collected here, over two dozen writers offer historical analysis of the factors that gave birth to December and the potentialities it has opened up in face of the capitalist crisis. Yet the book also highlights the dilemmas the antagonist movement has been faced with since: the book is an open question and a call to the global antagonist movement, and its allies around the world, to radically rethink and redefine our tactics in a rapidly changing landscape where crises and potentialities are engaged in a fierce battle with an uncertain outcome.

Unemployment, Recession And Effective Demand: The Contributions of Marx, Keynes and Kalecki

By Claudio Sardoni
Edward Elgar. 2011. ISBN 978 1 84844 969 5 (hb) | website

In the midst of the current world economic crisis, many claim there is a necessity to return to the Marxian and Keynesian traditions in order to better understand the dynamics of market economies. This book is an important step in that direction. It presents a critical examination of the foundations of macroeconomics as developed in the traditions of Marx, Keynes and Kalecki, which are contrasted with the current mainstream. Particular attention is given to the problem of market forms and their relevance for macroeconomics.

The Vitality of Critical Theory (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Volume 28)

By Harry F. Dahms
Emerald Group Publishing. May 2011. ISBN: 9780857247971; ISSN: 0278-1204 | website
The common theme of the essays included in this volume is that the critical theory of the Frankfurt School is as important today as it was at its inception during the 1930s, and perhaps more so. What are
the distinguishing features of this tradition? How is it critical of other approaches in the social sciences, and especially in sociology – and yet also complementary with many of these approaches?  The vanishing point of critical theory is not the replacement of diverse endeavors to illuminate the nature of modern society. Rather, its purpose is to bundle overly fragmented perspectives that have been developed in theoretical sociology. The goal is to facilitate the spelling-out of a narrative about the modern condition that is conducive to recognizing rigorously and confronting practically the contradictory and increasingly irreconcilable tensions and fault lines that are burdening and obstructing efforts to foster qualitative social changes, around the globe.
Essays included address the problematic analysis of political economy at the center of the early Frankfurt School, and the subsequent neglect of political economy; the continuing importance of alienation and reification as focal points of critical theory; differences in modes of critical theorizing during the twentieth century (with special emphases on Lukács, Adorno, Habermas, and Postone); globalization as an analytical and normative challenge critical theorists are uniquely positioned to confront; and the most problematic feature mainstream approaches in the social sciences have in common.

Law and the Postcolonial: Ethics, Politics, & Economy -- Book Series Request

Series edited by Prof Denise Ferreira da Silva, Queen Mary University of London; Dr Mark A. Harris, La Trobe University and Dr Brenna Bhandar, University of Kent
Law and the Postcolonial: Ethics, Politics, & Economy seeks to expand the critical scope of racial, postcolonial, and global theory and analysis, focusing on how the global juridico-economic apparatus has been, and continues to be, shaped by the Colonial and the Racial structurings of power. It includes works that seek to move beyond the previous privileging of culture in considerations of racial and
postcolonial subjectivity to offer a more comprehensive engagement with the legal, economic and moral issues of the global present.

The following categories of works have been identified which would fit with the aims and objectives of the series:
1. Architectures, Apparatuses, and Procedures: with a focus on the legal-economic institutions, frameworks, agreements, and processes, including multilateral agreements, the state, international financial institutions, International NGOs, etc.
2. Dispossession, Displacement and Obliteration: with a focus on the various strategies of appropriation of land and resources, exploitation of labour, processes that create forced and voluntary displacement of populations, or threaten or cause the eradication of local population.
3. Occupation, Intervention, and Detention: with a focus on policing strategies and the related moral statements that sustain them, including humanitarian interventions, military occupations, the
criminalization and detention of migrant works; the criminalization of economically dispossessed urban populations and racial and ethnic collectives.
4. Grammars, Discourses, and Practices: with the focus on structures and mechanism of symbolic representation, and related moral (including religious), and legal frameworks, such as the Human Rights
framework, with particular attention to how they enable the articulation of political subjects.

This interdisciplinary series welcomes exclusively theoretical essays that engage with the conceptual and analytical questions detailed above and discussions of how particular conceptual approaches can
illuminate existing processes and help in the study of the global landscape. In addition monographs and edited volumes, using qualitative and quantitative methods with a strong theoretical grounding, which deal with these questions and processes are also welcomed.

To discuss or propose an idea for a book, please contact the series editors:
Prof Denise Ferreira da Silva d.ferreiradasilva@qmul.ac.uk
School of Business & Management
Queen Mary, University of London

Heterodox Book Reviews

The Moral Rhetoric of Political Economy: Justice and Modern Economic Thought

By Paul Turpin. New York: Routledge, 2011. xv + 163 pp. $115 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-415-77392-8.
Reviewed for EH.NET (June 2011) by Donald E. Frey, Department of Economics, Wake Forest
University. Read the review here.

The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort

By Perry Mehrling. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. xii + 174 pp. $30 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-691-14398-9.

Reviewed for  EH.NET by Douglas K. Pearce, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University. Read the review here.

Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

And a new list of books for review all at www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/
To receive notices of comments, discussion and new reviews when they appear join the Marx and Philosophy Society email list (http://lists.topica.com/lists/mpslist).

Book Reviews for Review of Radical Political Economics

The book list for the Review of Radical Political Economics has recently been updated. Please check it out
http://www.urpe.org/rrpe/reviews.htm and if you are interested in reviewing a book, please contact RRPE Book Review Editor, David Barkin (d_barkin@yahoo.com).

Book Reviews for Capitalism Nature Socialism

Capitalism Nature Socialism, an international journal of socialist ecology, would like to have the following books reviewed:



If interested in reviewing any of these books, please send your CV and a writing sample to the book review editor, Costas Panayotakis(cpanayotakis@yahoo.com). Since CNS is a scholarly journal, you should have a doctoral degree or be in the final stages of getting one(ABD status).

The normal length of book reviews is about 900 words, but they can be longer if they discuss more than one of the books above.


Costas Panayotakis

Book Editor, Capitalism Nature Socialism


Book Reviews for the Economics of Peace and Security Journal

The Economics of Peace and Security Journal (http://www.epsjournal.org.uk/) is looking for book reviewers for the following books:
Please email the book review editor, Dr. Basel Saleh(bsaleh@radford.edu), for more information.

Book Reviews for Critical Sociology

 The book review section will now begin focusing on publishing more comprehensive review essays. Such essays of approximately 5,000 words in length generally examine three to four books of a similar topic through a scholarly lens. For example, we currently have four titles that examine the economic crisis from a critical/left perspective. They are:
1. McNally, David. Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance
2. Lilley, Sasha. Capital and its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult
3. Albo, Greg, Sam Gindin, and Leo Panitch. In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives
4. Calhoun, Craig and Georgi Derluguian. Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown
Alternatively, a review essay may draw on a single book title and discuss its relevance along a broad  framework such as contemporary scholarship, or in light of recent events, or its utility in an activist setting, etc.
In addition, Critical Sociology welcomes review essays concerned with contemporary media and cultural productions, including but not limited to fiction, cinema, and independent music. These review essays should meet the same criteria set out for book review essays, discussed above.
If you are interested in writing a book review essay for the journal or proposing a potential review essay of your own, please contact the book review editor, George Sanders, at the following e-mail:
If you are interested in writing a culture review essay (concerned with fiction, cinema, music, photography and the graphic arts, etc.) for the journal or proposing a potential review essay of your own, please contact the media and culture editor, Graham Cassano, at the following e-mail:

Book Reviews for Historical Materialism

 A very complete list of books for review on the HM's website HERE.


Heterodox Graduate Programs and Scholarships

MA in Global Political Economy at City University London

This new MA provides a contemporary take on the analysis of global economic relations, the workings of the global financial system, state strategies and processes of regulation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how the economic system works and address critical issues in international development and policy-making.

You take two core modules - in Global Political Economy, and Global Governance - plus optional modules in global finance, development, policymaking & diplomacy, migration, civil society and international institutions.

Fore more information, visit http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/global-political-economy

MA Economics (Political Economy) at Kingston University

The School of Economics of Kingston University will offer from autumn 2011 a unique programme in the UK: an MA Economics (Political Economy). This is one of the very few Political Economy courses in an economics department.

The degree combines a solid foundation in standard economic theory and quantitative techniques with a specialization in Political Economy. It covers a broad range of political economy approaches, including Marxian, post-Keynesian and Institutionalist theories, and provides an opportunity to study contemporary issues such as the causes of the financial and economic crises and economic and social inequality.

Taught modules include Paradigms in Political Economy, Advanced Political Economy, and Rise of Capitalism. We also intend to grow a PhD programme in the same area in the future. The School of Economics hosts a Political Economy Research Group (see link below).

Political Economy Research Group (PERG)

The Political Economy approach highlights the role of effective demand, institutions and social conflict in economic analysis and thereby builds on Austrian, Institutionalist, Keynesian and Marxist traditions. Economic processes are perceived to be embedded in social relations that must be analysed in the context of historical considerations, power relations and social norms. As a consequence, a broad range of methodological approaches is employed, and cooperation with other disciplines, including history, law, sociology and other social sciences, is necessary.

More on http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/perg and PERG Newsletter

MA in Economics for Transition Schumacher College, Dartington

From September 2011, Schumacher College, Dartington will be offer a new MA degree course in "The Economics for Transition: Achieving low carbon, high well-being, resilient economies". This pioneering postgraduate programme has been developed by nef, Schumacher College and the Transition Network, and is offered through the Business School at the University of Plymouth.

The programme is designed to support a new generation of leaders and activists to create an economy fit for the challenges of the 21st century. It will be attractive to people at different stages in their life seeking to make a positive contribution to the economics of transition through enhancing their knowledge; acquiring practical skills for sustainable living, working and ecological citizenship; and sharing experiences with people from all over the world.
More information HERE

Heterodox Web Sites and Associates

Economics of Imperialiam

A new blog with "analysis of how the world economy works."  Website: http://economicsofimperialism.blogspot.com/

Queries from Heterodox Economists

Frederic Lee: "Need some help with references"

Dear Colleagues,


I am working on a paper that is a response to heterodox critics.  In particular, one of the comments that the critics make is that heterodox are largely ignorant of mainstream economics and are virtually clueless about what is going on at the frontiers of mainstream economics.  They make the statement without presenting any evidence.  I find the claim baseless, but before I go public with my response, I would in fact like to have some evidence that heterodox economists actually do know something about mainstream economics and its frontiers.  Therefore, I would like to know what surveys, articles, and/or books that critically engage mainstream theory and its frontiers have been written/published from 2000-2011. 


I am interested in critically engaged publications that fall in the following JEL areas and especially in the areas of C, G, H, K, L, O, P, Q, R:


B – History of economic thought, methodology, and heterodox approaches

C – Mathematics and quantitative methods

D - Microeconomics

E - Macroeconomics and monetary policy

F – International economics

G – Financial economics

H – Public economics

I – Health, education, and welfare

J – Labor and demographic economics

K – Law and economics

L – Industrial organization

O – Economic development, technological change, and growth

P – Economic systems

Q – Agricultural and natural resource economics; environmental and ecological economics

R – Urban, rural, and regional economics


I am also interested in critically engaged publications that deal with the following mainstream frontier areas:


Agent-based Complexity Economics

Behavioral Economics

Evolutionary Economics

Experimental Economics

Game Theory


If you have the time and know of any relevant critical engagement publications, I would be grateful if you could send me the references.


Professor Frederic S. Lee

Editor, American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Department of Economics

University of Missouri-Kansas City

IIPPE in Brief - Issue 6 – Call for Contributions

We are seeking contributions for the next issue of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy newsletter due out in July 2011.  These can be:
We are also interested in short summaries of papers from the conference or general reflections on the Istanbul conference.
See http://www.iippe.org/wiki/IIPPE_In_Brief for previous issues.

Please send contributions to susanamynewman@googlemail.com

John King: "Pluralist Economics Department?"

The Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University recently described his department thus, in an alumni magazine: “We are self-avowedly pluralist in our teaching and research with enough of us to operate on the ‘zoo principle’ – two of everything” (Stephen Whitefield, ‘Welcome’, INSPIRINGS, Trinity Term 2011, p. 4).

Is there a Department of Economics anywhere in the world in 2011 that could say the same? Peter Riach tried it at De Montfort University in the UK in the 1990s, but he could only afford one of each species, and it all ended in tears.

John King
La Trobe University, Australia


For Your Information


Dear AFEE Colleagues:

As many of you know, UNITE-HERE (representing hotel workers) has asked ASSA participants to boycott certain hotels (including the Hyatt Chicago, the ASSA headquarters hotel) during the ASSA 2012 meetings in Chicago. After considering the information and recommendations from a special committee convened to advise the board on this issue, the Board voted to formally request that the AEA/ASSA not schedule any AFEE sessions in one of the boycotted hotels, and to create an alternate registration site. In response to this request, the AEA/ASSA agreed not to schedule any AFEE sessions in one of the boycotted hotels. In addition, if the dispute with the Hyatt has not been resolved by January, the AEA/ASSA will have an alternate site for PRE-REGISTERED participants to pick up their materials. On-site registration will, however, continue to take place in the Hyatt.

Best regards,
Janice Peterson

Cambridge Excludes Keynesians from conference on Keynes

Commentary by Anne Pettifor at Primeeconomic blog HERE.

Defend the Jan van Eyck Academy

For many years the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht has been an international centre for critical and radical theory. The Dutch government has recently proposed drastic changes to cultural funding. These changes will directly endanger the JvE and other Dutch post-academic institutions.

Please support the campaign to defend the JvE by sending an email to <janvaneyck-adefendablespace@janvaneyck.nl

Comments can be read at <janvaneyck-adefendablespace.tumblr.com>
For more information about the innovative activities of the JvE, see http://www.janvaneyck.nl 

Finance Documentaries

Finance Documentaries is the go-to website for watching finance documentaries on the net. Already we have over 45 finance documentaries listed on the website, and we are actively growing that number with plenty of new interesting and insightful documentaries. Whether you are interested in investment banking, trading, hedge funds, private equity, the financial crisis, banking reform, central banking, or even eco-investing, there is a documentary here for you to watch.
Website: http://www.financedocumentaries.com/

Petition: Make Wall Street Pay

Sign a petition to the president HERE to make Wall Street Pay for the crisis.  started by US Solidarity Economy Network.  Also, check out this somewhat spontaneous performance during a discussion of the documentary Inside Job at Wellesley College.  Video

Petition: American Economic Association Double-Anonymous Reviewing

The American Economic Association (AEA) has announced that, as of July 1, 2011, it will institute single anonymous (“single-blind”) reviewing for the twenty-seven journals it produces. In single-anonymous reviewing, referees will know the identities of authors, but authors will not know the identities of reviewers.There is evidence to suggest that double-anonymous (“double-blind”) reviewing helps women, minorities, scholars from other countries, and junior scholars and improves the quality of papers accepted. Double-anonymous reviewing has been established as a norm among journals worldwide to promote peer review systems that adhere as much as possible to ideals of fairness and impartiality.
Please use the link at http://www.petitiononline.com/AEA/petition.html to read and sign the full petition asking the AEA to revoke this decision.
If your organization endorses this petition, please send this information to AEAFairReview@gmail.com.
For further information, please contact this same email address.
The following have already signed this petition:
George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
Barbara R. Bergmann, University of Maryland and American University
Marianne A. Ferber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Myra H. Strober, Stanford University

World Economics Association: Update

The introduction of the WEA was a resounding success as over 3,500 members from 110 contries registered in one week (see press release HERE).  Currently, there are over 4,800 members from 120+ countries. 
Read an article about the WEA's Assault on the Establishment by Olaf Storbeck posted at the Real-World Economics Reveiw Blog Here.
The launch of the WEA is now entering it second phase. We are asking for you to help by spreading the word through your organization’s email list and website. Here are some basic facts.

Membership in the WEA is free and quick. To join go to http://worldeconomicsassociation.org/index.php
and enter name, country and email address.

The WEA welcomes as members, non-economists interested in economics and its relationship with their own field of interest.

Here is the WEA Manifesto.
Here is the list of Founding Members.

The WEA will initially publish online three quarterly journals and host online conferences. Online subscriptions are free to members (a fee will be charged for print copies). The anticipated size of the WEA’s membership means that its journals will have one of the largest readerships of any in the world. These journals and their editorial boards are listed below.

The WEA is registered as a Community Interest Company in the UK, a not-for- profit institution. It has no institutional or major private donors behind it. Instead it relies on small donations from its members.

We hope that you will spread some of this information through your network. Any help you can give will be much appreciated by many people.


Edward Fullbrook

Videos of the conference "The Future of Global Governance"

Now available on our website: http://www.yorku.ca/lefutur/.

The conference was held at York University, Toronto on 25 May 2011, featuring the following speakers: