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WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES

Hosted by the Societat Catalana d'Història de la Ciència and the Institut d'Història de la Ciència.

Details at https://blogs.iec.cat/schct/technology-capitalism/

 

 


Thursday, 4 March, 2021 - 15:30

The first meeting of the PE seminar will be next  Wednesday, March 3, 4 to 5pm.
 
We will read Catherine Boone  Property and Political Order (at least Chaps 1, 2 & 9, but 4, 5 and 11 also good).  We will also discuss what to read next but candidates include :
 
Anievas & Nisancioglu How the West came to Rule
Helleiner States and the Reemergence of Global Finance
Kelton Deficit Myth

Mick Moore's Taxing Africa ...


Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 15:30

For the next meeting of WIPES we will be reading
 
1) the short book by Lisa Adkins et al on the Asset Economy.  The book is available in several ebook formats.
 
2) the following extracts from Catherine Boone's Property and Political Order in Africa : Chapter 2 Land Tenure Regimes and Political Order in Rural Africa or Chapter 3 Rising Competition for Land Redistribution and Chapter 9 Winning and Losing Politically Allocated Land Rights.
 

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 - 15:30

On Wednesday, at 4pm, the WIPES discussion will be based on Adam Tooze's Statistics and the German state, 1900-1945: the making of modern economic knowledge.  Please read, at least, the Introduction and Chapters 5, 6 and 7.  (The crisis of Weimar's statistical establishment, 1930-1933, Statistics and the 'Strong State', 1933-1936, The radicalization of the Nazi regime and the death of official statistics, 1936-1939). 
 
Keith Breckenridge will host the discussion.

Thursday, 10 September, 2020 - 15:30

 

Thursday, 15 October, 2020 - 15:30

Political settlements theory seeks to explain development outcomes according to the distribution of organisational power, institutions and resources in society. Drawing on various traditions (new institutionalism, public choice, Marxism), it has steadily moved into the mainstream of development discourse, and has informed a wide range of bilateral and multilateral programmes around fragile and developing states. As a comparatively young discipline, there are active and ongoing debates around definitions, gaps and dependencies in the model.


Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 15:30

Political economy of anthropocene: Climate crisis v. Covid-19

Seminar with Adam Tooze based on the attached readings.

Date: Wednesday 12 August, 2020.  Time: 16h00

Zoom details will be posted here closer to the time.

Questions


Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - 15:30

Political economy of anthropocene: Climate crisis v. Covid-19

The second webinar with Prof Adam Tooze, author of Crashed: how a decade of financial crises change the world. Hosted by Wiser, SWOP, History Workshop & UJ History Department

Date: Wednesday 29 July  Time: 16h00


Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 15:30

We will read Part 4 "Aftershocks" of Tooze's Crashed, chapters 19 - 25, for the next WIPES discussion on July 8 at 4pm.

Discussion will be led by Karl von Holdt.

Zoom details here closer to the time.


Thursday, 25 June, 2020 - 15:30

We will discuss Part 3 Eurozone of Tooze's Crashed, chapters 14 - 18, for the next WIPES discussion on June 24.
 
Max Bolt will lead the discussion.
 
Zoom details here closer to the time

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 - 15:30

The next meeting of the WIPES seminar -- May 27, 4pm -- we will be reading Part 1 (chaps 1 to 5)  of Tooze's Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. Penguin, 2018.

Laura Phillips will host the discussion.

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Thursday, 14 May, 2020 - 15:30

This meeting of the Political Economy Seminar will discuss the histories of state reliance on management consulting on Zoom.

Stephen Sparks will host the discussion.

We will read the following:  

Weiss, Antonio E. Management Consultancy and the British State: A Historical Analysis since 1960. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media, 2018 : Extracts pp 1-29; 68-86; 167-189; 202-235; 249-265


Thursday, 30 April, 2020 - 15:30

This meeting of the Political Economy Seminar will discuss the histories and traditions of East Asian bureaucracy on Zoom.

Keith Breckenridge will host the discussion.

We will read the following:


Thursday, 16 April, 2020 - 14:30

The next Wiser Political Economy Seminar will discuss political settlements theory, on Zoom.

Crispian Olver will host the discussion.

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We will read the following four texts:


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