Monthly Archives: May 2016

Great academic opportunities: 4 jobs, 3 calls for papers, 3 PhD fellowships, 3 summer schools, 2 MA programmes and a training workshop

See below an abundant list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers, summer schools, PhD and MA fellowships and job openings  in various topics and themes in economic sociology and political economy, with June 1 – July 15 deadlines. Share this list with … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: When Bitcoin grows up // Capitalism, media and democracy // Economics is a political argument // Power and income inequality

The nature of money, or why Bitcoin’s philosophical suggestiveness is not the whole story – by John Lanchester Capitalism and the media: Market cannot serve democracy’s need for an informed citizenry. Can crowdfunding help? An interview with Prof. Julia Cage (video, … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy

“The principal enemy is orthodoxy: to use the same recipe, administer the same therapy, to resolve the most various types of problems; never to admit complexity and try to reduce it as much as possible, while ignoring that things are … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and the political economy of corporate governance

Major corporate frauds and scandals since the early 2000s (e.g. WorldcCom, Enron, Arthur Andersen, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers) and the 2008 financial crisis have not just exposed the inherent destructiveness of the neoliberal economy and economics, but also turned the crucially important spotlight towards … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: The new proletariat and the left // Architecting the Euro // The welfare state and wellbeing // Colonial railroads and Africa’s current economy

Prof. David Harvey: “McDonalds workers became the steel workers of the 21st century… Therefore the left has to rethink its theoretical and tactical apparatus.” For the architects of the Euro, taking economics away from politicians and forcing deregulation were part … Continue reading

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Market‬ vs. Civilization

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Career opportunities: the ones that never knock

      by André Vereta Nahoum A couple of weeks have passed since many countries celebrated on May 1st, Labour Day, alternatively named May Day, but the entire month is devoted to the celebration of the struggles and toils of … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Cooperatives profit more // Socio-economic rights and Polanyi // Discrimination of black borrowers // Feminist economics needed

When maximizing profits isn’t the only goal: Worker cooperatives are more productive and organized more efficiently than hierarchical businesses, researches show Socio-economic rights, citizenship, political economy & Karl Polanyi– an insightful interview with Prof. Margaret Somers Racist Fee: Black borrowers, … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 10 calls for papers, 4 PhD fellowships, 4 summer schools and 2 postdocs

See below an abundant list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers and  applications, fellowships and positions in various topics and themes in economic sociology and political economy, with May 15 – June 1st deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues … Continue reading

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Economic fortune telling: forecasting to profit

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable”, famously remarked John Kenneth Galbraith. “Professional” fortune tellers and clairvoyant have accompanied mankind, receiving great respect, throughout the ages. Therefore, one can say, it was only a matter … Continue reading

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