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How 19th century finance and housing associations shaped 20th century housing regimes in Germany and the United States

Why has Germany become a country of tenants with a housing policy directed at private and public rental construction? On the other hand, why has the United States turned into a homeownership country? In an interesting article, Sebastian Kohl (University … Continue reading

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Reviews of 6 interesting books on housing, urban policy, privatisation of cities and homelessness

Reading list of 6 books about housing, urban policy and future of our cities from LSE Review of Books.

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Great academic opportunities: 20 calls for papers, 9 jobs, 5 doctoral fellowships, 3 summer schools, 4 postdoc positions, and 2 grants

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great academic opportunities: 19 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (some are fully or partially funded), 9 job openings, 5 doctoral fellowships, 3 summer schools (fully or partly funded), 4 postdoc and visiting positions, … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Jens Beckert // Humanities and finance // Globalization as an idea // Black Neoliberalism // Bridging Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology

> Congratulations to Jens Beckert on being awarded Germany’s highest scientific award Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (€2.5 million in research funds) for his work in reinvigorating the social sciences with an interdisciplinary perspective, especially in the intersection of sociology and economics. … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 13 calls for papers, 11 job openings, 5 PhD positions, and 3 visiting fellowships

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great and interesting academic opportunities: 11 jobs and positions, 10 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (several are partially funded), 5 PhD stipends, 3 calls for contributions to journals’ special issues, and 3 … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 23 calls for papers, 5 job openings, 2 postdocs, PhD course, and summer school

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great and interesting academic opportunities: 20 calls for papers for conferences and workshops, 5 job openings, 3 calls for contributions to journals’ special issues, 2 postdoc positions, PhD course, and summer school, — … Continue reading

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The Intellectual Origins of Sharing Economy

Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 – 1983) was a renowned and influential American inventor, designer, systems theorist, and futurist. Fuller saw himself as a practical philosopher and worked to solve global problems surrounding housing, transportation, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. During his … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 9 calls for papers, 3 PhD positions, 2 job openings, and a summer school

See below a list of great academic opportunities: 9 calls for papers for interesting conferences and workshops, 3 PhD and 2 Job openings, and a summer school on various topics in economic sociology and political economy, with February 20 – March 13 deadlines. Share this … Continue reading

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Debt Matters: Inequality and Foregone Medical Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”- Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars have long observed disparities in health, health behaviors and stress by socioeconomic position. But there is a limited understanding of … Continue reading

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Credit makes you free! Neoliberalism, politics of debt and the subjugation of the working poor

Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor – in both the global North and global South – has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of Susanne Soederberg’s penetrating and … Continue reading

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