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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: 15 calls for papers, 4 postdocs, 3 jobs, 2 visiting positions, 2 PhD stipends, winter school, and PhD course

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great academic opportunities: 15 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (some are fully or partially funded), 4 post-doc and temporary positions, 3 job openings, 2 visiting positions, 2 doctoral fellowships, a … Continue reading

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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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Racism is more than individual prejudice. It’s about power, capitalism and class struggle

Racism is about more than individual prejudice. It relies on the interests of those who have the real power in society and the economy, and use every possible means to hold onto it. It’s about capitalism and class struggle. This … Continue reading

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Why the Federal Reserve Failed to See the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Role of “Macroeconomics” as a Sensemaking and Cultural Frame

In this very interesting and enlightening paper by Neil Fligstein, Jonah Stuart Brundage & Michael Schultz (University of California, Berkeley), they tackle one of the puzzles about the crisis of 2008: why the regulators were so slow to recognize the … Continue reading

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Who Are the Foreclosed? A portrait of Americans displaced by the mortgage foreclosure crisis

Based on data from the National Suburban Survey from September 2010, Christopher Niedta & Isaac William Martin found that the person who has experienced home mortgage foreclosure since September 2007 resembles the average American but is somewhat likely to be … Continue reading

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Austerity: we are not all in it together

By Michael Kitson, Ron Martin, and Peter Tyler Europe has a Greek tragedy; the US is grappling with a Tea Party; and in the UK we have the economic consequences of austerity.   The focus is budget deficits, public expenditure cuts … Continue reading

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