Monday, 15 April 2013

Conference on "Understanding the Changing Worlds of Capitalism", May 1st

Understanding the Changing Worlds of Capitalism:
New Perspectives on the Political Economy of Work, Production and Employment Regimes

A Research Conference
NIRSA/ Sociology
May 1st 2013, Renehan Hall, NUI Maynooth

Sponsored by the European Research Council and the Irish Research Council

The various forms of capitalism are in crisis, as are many of the theories that have dominated understandings of capitalism in recent decades.  This conference draws together leading international scholars to examine changing European capitalisms, with a particular focus on how the organisation of work, employment and production regimes is changing. We explore how theories must shift to account for changing capitalisms.

Speakers include Dorothee Bohle, Rossella Ciccia, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Eoin Flaherty, Béla Greskovits, Peer Hull Kristensen, Frances McGinnity, Lars Mjoset, Mary Murphy, Seán Ó Riain, Luis Ortiz, Karen Shire, Markus Tünte. 

Full programme and information here.
The conference explores a variety of theories of political economy (e.g. Polanyian, institutionalist, pragmatist); different forms of capitalism in Europe (liberal, Christian democratic, social democratic, post-socialist, Mediterranean); and various institutions shaping work (e.g. welfare regimes, industrial relations, family, transnational work and technological change).

Registration is free but places are limited.
Please register here.
Enquiries to
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1 comment:

Martin O'Dea said...

As relevant a place as I am going to find for this, I guess.
I have been jotting a blog for last few weeks...following frustration at difficulties in being a part of a significant change in Irish political landscape - who would have thought setting up a movement with some fundamental societal constructs that could be led through as gentle paradigm shift would be so hard!!
Anyway - I am an esrtwhile regular tantrum thrower here, but on this blog (think I am the first person to have a blog) some sense of ideas I am really hoping to find like-minded minds on for some efforts at substantial change. Generally my arguments look at exponential technological progression and highlight that things have never been so good, but we are convinced of the opposite just the same