Monthly Archives: June 2017

Great academic opportunities: 19 calls for papers, 3 PhD scholarships, 2 postdocs, 2 summer schools, a job, and a prize for a debut woman writer

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great and interesting academic opportunities: 13 calls for papers for conferences and workshops, 6 calls for contributions to journals’ special issues, 3 doctoral scholarships,  2 calls for summer schools, 2 postdoc positions, a job … Continue reading

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India, Modernity and the Great Divergence – Why the Industrial Revolution and Modern Economic Growth first occurred in England

by Kaveh Yazdani*  How come the world’s eight wealthiest men are as rich as half the planet’s population? Why do the vast bulk of the super-rich come from the West despite the rise of Chinese and Indian capital? And why are … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: In praise of cash // Mechanical Turn in economics // Financialization of Higher Education // Economics of racial violence // Decline in manufacturing shapes family structure

> Cashless society is the bank-controlled society. Cash money is a great public good, important for rich and poor alike — asserts Brett Scott > The Mechanical Turn in economics and its consequences. Instead of exploring the inner structure of interest, community … Continue reading

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Market Bubbles: Finance, Art, and the Golden Calf

Two overwhelming events occurred on September 15 and 16, 2008. The first is known to all, the second – to few — but a thread passes between them, showing the fabric of the current socio-economic and cultural system. On September 15 Lehman … Continue reading

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Inequality — The Reality in Two Push Alerts

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A Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences

Professor of philosophy Tyron Goldschmidt recently published a compelling paper “A Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences“. Take a look and mull over: 🙂 *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr  

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BITS & BRIEFS: Economics and nature //  Fair taxation // Land-backed currency // Post-growth economy // Life and death in India

> Ditch the belief that economics is about mechanical rules; Work with, not against, nature’s resources — by Prof. Kate Raworth > Neither inequality nor suffrage nor globalization influenced tax rates; But perceptions about what is a fair tax system — argues Prof. Julia Ott  … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Habermas, capitalism and democracy // British class system // Neoliberalism and Digital Humanities // Food Industrial Complex // Promoting knowledge or special interests

> Jürgen Habermas: the great thinker in the nexus between capitalism and democracy — a great review essay by William E. Scheuerman of a great book by Stefan Müller-Doohm  > The British class system is becoming more polarized between a prosperous elite and a poor precariat, shows … Continue reading

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Theodor Adorno on the division between economics and sociology

In May-July 1968, Theodor W. Adorno, an eminent philosopher, sociologist and one of the founders of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, gave his last lecture series which were published in 2000 as Introduction to Sociology. In these accessible and lucid … Continue reading

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