POLSIS Political Economy Research Group and European Studies Research Group co-hosted a ‘work-in-progress’ workshop on 21-22 June
The workshops have become an annual feature for the Political Economy Research Group – and this year they were joined by the European Studies Research Group. The format of the workshops allows sustained discussion of each of the participant’s current work-in-progress, creating an ideal opportunity for feedback and for sharing ideas at the early stage of developing work.
This year we invited academics from across the discipline of political economy, both from within and outside of the University of Birmingham. The participants this year were: Earl Gammon (Sussex), Lena Rethel (Warwick), Paul Lewis (Birmingham), David Bailey (Birmingham) and Saori Shibata (Leiden), Yuliya Yurchenko (Greenwich), Onna Malou van den Broek (KCL), Stuart Shields (Manchester), Maria Ivanova (Goldsmiths), Feyzi Ismail (SOAS), Zoe Pflaeger Young (De Montfort), Oscar Lindsell-Hales (Birmingham), Huw Macartney (Birmingham), Julia Lux (Liverpool Hope), Adam Fishwick (De Montfort) and John Evemy (Birmingham).
The topics presented included the introduction of emotion to the study of political economy, Islamic finance, the place of social movements within political economy, Ukraine and the role of toxic debt, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, the role and the EBRD, Marxist approaches to the theory of money, new developments in banking, financial inclusion in Nepal, feminist approaches to social and fiscal policies, and the role of resistance in understanding development policies.
The event was well received by all participants, and the POLSIS Research Group annual workshop promises to be a format that will continue to provide an opportunity for political economy scholars to come together to share work, discuss and receive feedback.
More details can be found at https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/departments/political-science-international-studies/news/2018/06/political-economy-workshops.aspx
POLSIS Political Economy and European Studies Research Groups Workshop 2018 (21-22 June) The POLSIS Political Economy Research Group and European Studies Research Group co-hosted a ‘work-in-progress’ workshop on 21-22 June.
Political Economy Research Group 'Work-in-Progress' Workshop (24 May 2016) The POLSIS Political Economy Research Group hold a workshop with Distinguished External Speakers to discuss research projects on the global political economy.
Global Economic Crisis: Which economy and what crisis, an exploration of alternative frameworks (02 April 2014) This workshop was set up with the aim of facilitating discussion across different critical approaches to political economy, to develop and clarify the conceptual assumptions that alternative positions have and hence to sharpen our understanding of similarities and substantive differences. The aim was to initiate a research project that moved beyond the current situation of ‘parallel conversations’ and begins a more systematic understanding and synthesis of political economic approaches to the global financial crisis.