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EGOS 2018 Marxist Organization Studies CFP

Call for submissions: EGOS 2018, Tallinn Estonia

July 4-7

Sub-theme 44: Marxist Organization Studies


Paul S. Adler (University of Southern California, USA:<>)

Christopher Nyland (Monash University, Australia:<>)

At EGOS 2018, we aim to build on the success of the seven previous EGOS Marxist studies sub-themes in bringing together people who share an interest in drawing on Marx’s ideas to advance management and organization studies.

The organizers of the EGOS 2018 Colloquium have called for papers on the theme Surprise in and around Organizations — on how surprise shapes the character and actions of organizations and the process of organizing. This sub-theme takes up this invitation by providing space for reflection on the contribution of Marxist-inspired organization studies to understanding why actors are surprised by rather predictable events, and why others are not surprised when circumstances warrant surprise. With its emphasis on human agency (“praxis”) and class struggle, the role of institutions and deep structures, and the context in which organizations and actors function, Marxist work is particularly well placed to contribute to the examination of these phenomena. Συνέχεια


Call for papers for The 66th Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Political Economy

Transforming Capitalism and the Perspective of Political Economy

October 13 (Saturday) and 14 (Sunday) 2018

Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga-ken 525-8577 JAPAN

2018 is the 10 year anniversary of the United States (US) originated global financial crisis which devastated the world economy, causing the large scale unemployment of non-regular workers in Japan. 2018 is also the 20th year of the deflationary recession which aggravated the Japanese economic difficulties. Following from these incidents more than 3 million workers in Japan are unemployed, and more than 30 thousand people commit suicide every year. Many university graduates cannot find decent work and find themselves in the ranks of the vulnerable, non-regular workforce. Poverty has been more and more endemic over these 20 years which may be characterized as “the Dark Age” in Japan.

Increasing precarious work and the demise of the middle classes are common across all advanced countries. Neoliberals criticized the welfare state with its liberal social policies and social wages and claimed that its elimination would resurrect prosperity. However, neoliberal policies did not deliver what they promised and instead plunged economies into greater despair and austerity. Neoliberalism has also fomented increased cut-throat international competition and fostered mass migrations even as it enforces viscous, xenophobic policies on immigrants. Συνέχεια

2018 Symposium on the 200th Anniversary of the birth of K. Marx

 “Karl Marx” – Dead or Alive in the 21st Century?

The International Symposium on K. Marx in the 21st Century will be held at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan, on December 22(Sat)-23(Sun), 2018.  The year of 2018 is the bicentenary anniversary of K. Marx’s birth. This great thinker’s name has been incorporated in the modern world history. Even today, we still suffer from antagonisms and critical tendencies that can be comparable to what K. Marx regarded as the results of capitalist economy. So, the name of this revolutionary intellectual giant in the 19th Century arouses uneasiness in every field of politics, economics, social thoughts, philosophy, as well as of social and political movements. Here arises one fundamental question: Have the Marx’s ideas on the problems of modern economic system and society already been outmoded, or is it possible to make resurgence of his theory and ideas on the grounds of accumulated knowledge and with advanced analytical tools?  What is the message of this bearded man to the people who live more than a century after his death?

However, K. Marx was not a prophet. He was a man who wished to ground his ideas in the materialistic view of history and declared his willingness to receive any scientific criticisms to his theory. In the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth, seven major academic societies engaging Marxian studies in Japan jointly organize a international symposium on “K. Marx in the 21st century” in Tokyo. We would bring K. Marx’s theory and ideas on scientific discussions by major international researchers, both from the perspective of historical approaches as well as theoretical approaches. Historically, we could not skip the 19th Century in which his ideas were grown and the 20th Century in which his ideas influenced intellectuals and social movements under the name of “Marxism.” Theoretically, we should examine his ideas in the context of theoretical system he intended to establish on the one hand, and compare them with new ideas of the 21st century on the other hand. In 2017, we already held a preliminary symposium of the 150th anniversary K. Marx’s Capital in Tokyo. Based on the discussions in 2017, Critical reviews and reappraisals of K. Marx in the 21th Century will be done on more boarder basis in our 2018 international symposium.

We are looking forward to active participation of leading Marxian researchers overseas as well as in Japan to address those major challenges.

Executive Committee of the “K. Marx in the 21st Century” Symposium
Chairman, Dr. Tetsuji Kawamura
(President of the Japan Society of Political Economy–JSPE)


Basic information and time line

Symposium date: December 22 (Sat.) and 23 (Sun.), 2018

Venue: Satta Hall, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan



9th Annual Conference in Political Economy

Pula, Croatia, 2018
Call for Papers and Activist Proposals
Theme: The State of Capitalism and the State of Political Economy
Date and Place: September 12-14, 2018, University of Pula

IIPPE calls for general submissions for the Conference, and particularly welcomes those on its core themes the state of capitalism and the state of political economy, which will be the focus for the plenary sessions. Proposals for presentations will, however, be considered on all aspects of political economy. New participants committed to political economy, interdisciplinarity, history of political and economic thought, critique of mainstream politics and economics, and/or their application to policy analysis and activism are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Submissions may be made as (a) proposals for individual papers (which IIPPE will group into panels), (b) proposals for panels, (c) proposals for streams of panels, or (d) proposals on activism. To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form (EPF), and carefully follow the instructions.

The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2018.

All other deadline dates are included on the Electronic Proposal Form. For the last conference in Berlin we had more than 450 registered presenters. Due to the high number of participants, we cannot be flexible on the deadlines.

For general information about IIPPE, the Working Groups and the Conference, click here (

We look forward to an outstanding conference in Pula.

The Conference Organising Committee,

Alfredo Saad Filho, Johnna Montgomerie, Niels Hahn, Ourania Dimakou

Από την Απεργία των Ανθρακωρύχων στη Σημερινή Κρίση της Εργασίας – Ημερίδα, 12-1-2018 Πάντειο

Από την Απεργία των Ανθρακωρύχων στη Σημερινή Κρίση της Εργασίας

Διοργάνωση: Θερινό Σχολείο Σεμινάριο για την Κρίση 2016

Παρασκευή 12 Ιανουαρίου 2018 και ώρα 10.30 π.μ., στην Αίθουσα Τελετών (Αριστοτέλης) του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου.
Ημερίδα με προσκεκλημένο τον κ.κ. Alan Cummings, Γενικό Γραμματέα της Ένωσης Ανθρακωρύχων στη Βορειοανατολική Αγγλία.

20η Συνάντηση των Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης

20η Συνάντηση των Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης

1-2 Ιουνίου 2018, Παν. Θεσσαλίας

Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι/ισσες

Η ετήσια συνάντηση των Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης διοργανώνεται για 20η χρονιά με το 20ο Συνέδριο Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης.

  • Πότε; στις 1 και 2 Ιουνίου (Παρασκευή και Σάββατο)
  • Που; στις εγκαταστάσεις του Πανεπιστήμιου Θεσσαλίας στην παλαιά Μονή Αγ. Νικολάου στην Πάου Αργαλαστής -Ν. Πήλιο

Όσοι επιθυμείτε να διανυκτερεύσετε στα δίκλινα δωμάτια της Μονής (χρέωση 10 Ευρώ το άτομο) παρακαλώ να το δηλώσετε εγκαίρως

  • Μέχρι πότε; Περιλήψεις και δηλώσεις συμμετοχής μέχρι τις 15 Μαΐου 2018 στις διευθύνσεις:;;

Εκ μέρους της διαρκούς Οργανωτικής & Επιστημονικής Επιτροπής:

Μιχάλης Ζουμπουλάκης,  ΟΕ, Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας

2nd International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences – Call for Papers


Public Policy at the Crossroads: Social Sciences Leading the Way?

Rethymno, 14-16 June 2018

Call for Papers

In contemporary societies social science is oftentimes interlaced into public policy. Yet, informing public policy with social science research is a complex process which manifests power relations. Whether we refer to the local, regional, national or transnational level, designing public policy remains a convoluted and intricate series of actions and dynamics. Especially in the framework of the current globalised economy and the recent global economic crisis, developing and establishing public policy is undoubtedly affected by a multitude of factors. As such, the systematic study of public policy in its diverse aspects represents a challenge for the Social Sciences. Public policy analysis needs to critically reflect on its own role in (de)legitimising policies and also of its usage from state agents or public authorities. There is no doubt that these issues require interdisciplinary methods and approaches that trespass the borders of any individual social discipline. Only through an open and dynamic dialogue between the various fields that constitute social science and beyond it will it be possible to effectively address the crucial issues that relate to the development and implementation of public policy in our days. Συνέχεια

19η Συνάντηση Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης – Θεσσαλονίκη 16-17 Ιουνίου 2017

19η Συνάντηση

Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης


Πρόσκληση Υποβολής Προτάσεων Εισηγήσεων


Οι Έλληνες Ιστορικοί της Οικονομικής Σκέψης (ΕΙΟΣ) και το Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών του ΠΑΜΑΚ με την υποστήριξη της Εταιρείας Οικονομολόγων Θεσσαλονίκης (ΕΟΘ) διοργανώνουν το «19ο Ετήσιο Συνέδριο Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης», και καλούν για την υποβολή προτάσεων εισηγήσεων. Η θεματολογία του Συνεδρίου αφορά στην Ιστορία της Οικονομικής Σκέψης. Ενθαρρύνεται η υποβολή προτάσεων εισηγήσεων από διδακτορικούς φοιτήτριες/τές στην Ιστορία της Οικονομικής Σκέψης, στην Πολιτική Οικονομία, και στην Οικονομική Μεθοδολογία.


Κρίσιμες Ημερομηνίες


Το Συνέδριο θα διεξαχθεί την Παρασκευή 16 και το Σάββατο 17 Ιουνίου 2017 στο Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας. Η προθεσμία για την υποβολή Περιλήψεων των προτάσεων εισηγήσεων λήγει στις 9 Ιουνίου 2017, και θα πρέπει να σταλούν στις διευθύνσεις:

Λ. Τσουλφίδης:  ή  Β. Χουλιάρας:

Με θερμούς χαιρετισμούς,

H Oργανωτική & Επιστημονική Eπιτροπή:


Σταύρος Δρακόπουλος, ΜΙΘΕ, ΕΚΠΑ

Μιχάλης Ζουμπουλάκης,  ΟΕ, Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας

Νίκος Θεοχαράκης,  ΟΕ, ΕΚΠΑ

Θεόδωρος Μαριόλης, ΔΔ, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο

Περσεφόνη Τσαλίκη, ΟΕ, ΑΠΘ

Λευτέρης Τσουλφίδης, ΟΕ, ΠαΜακ

Μιχάλης Ψαλιδόπουλος, ΟΕ, ΕΚΠΑ

Βασίλης Χουλιάρας, ΕΟΘ

IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy, Lisbon, Portugal 7-9 September 2016

IIPPE International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy


IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy is nearing. It will be held at the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal from the 7th till the 9th of September.

The broad theme of the 7th Conference is ‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’. The economic crisis that has been unfolding since 2007 has had a severely asymmetric impact both within and between countries. The main schools of political economy have examined the crisis and its implications in detail. Those studies have offered valuable insights supporting further academic analyses and, most importantly, informing political action. The Seventh Annual Conference in Political Economy will review the development of political economy in response to the crisis, and the emergence and renewal of political economy in different countries and regions.

The Conference’s Venue is the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal. To see its exact location in Lisbon, just type ‘ISEG, Lisbon’ into Google Maps. The ISGE complex is essentially three connected buildings, and signs will indicate the registration room when you arrive.


There are a number of sessions and also several independent presentations that are of particular interest for Greece:


7th Sep, Program Committee stream, Session 2, 11:30 – 1:30, room 308

European Union

  • ‘The Political Economy of the EU: an imperialist project in crisis’, Stavros Mavroudeas
  • ‘The Depression in the Euro South: Comparing Greece and Portugal’, Nikos Stravelakis
  • ‘The Effect of Labour Share Divergence in the Eurozone’, Ricardo Molero-Simarro
  • ‘Power asymmetries behind Eurozone dynamics: the role of Germany’ Maria Gavris
  • ‘The Eurozone: a core-tailored suit or a comfortable straitjacket for all?’, Valentina Curcetti



8th Sep, Neoliberalism Working Group, Session 4, 9:00 – 11:00, Auditorium 3

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Greece 1

  • The legacy of a fractured Eurozone: The Greek dra(ch)ma. John Hatgioannides
  • Neoliberal Eurozone framework – defeat of the Keynesian Syriza programme in Greece. Zoltan Pogatsa
  • Fictitious capital and the current crisis of Greek capitalism. Demophanes Papadatos



8th Sep, Neoliberalism Working Group, Session 5 11:30 – 1:30, Auditorium 3

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Greece 2

  • ‘Real unemployment rate in Greece. Who to blame for?’, Alexis Ioannides
  • ‘An econometric approach of the alternative strategies for Greece’, Ioannis Vardalachakis
  • ‘Regional industrial mix, specialization & underemployment across Greek regions’, Stelios Gialis
  • ‘Unequal exchange or absolute advantage in the trade between Germany and Greece?’, Christina Paraskevopoulou



8th Sep, Financialization Working Group Session 6 2:30 – 4:30, Novo Banco

Greece: Aspects Of Financialization And Problems Of Development

  • ‘Capital controls in the Eurozone: first it’s Cyprus, then it’s Greece’, George Labrinidis
  • ‘Appropriating natural resources and conditions in the time of crisis: Greece’, Andriana Vlachou & Georgios Pandelias
  • ‘Capital, economic growth, and socio-ecological crisis: a critical perspective’, George Liodakis



7th Sept, Marxist Political Economy WG, Session 1, 9:00 – 11:00, Amphitheater 3

Rate of Profit and the Trajectories of the Economy

  • Aggregate output – the US, UK and Greece: a value theory approach. Victor Kasper
  • Panel data analysis of persistence of profit rate differentials: Turkish economy. Benan Eres
  • A class rate of profit for the US economy, 1948-2012. Simon Mohun



Call for Papers: ‘The Political Economy of EU: the common home of European people or an imperialist integration?’

IIPPE 7th International Conference in Political Economy

‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’

School of Economics & Management

University of Lisbon, Portugal

September 7-9, 2016


Call for Papers

‘The Political Economy of EU: the common home of European people or an imperialist integration?’


The European integration has been a long-standing and very ambitious project. It began in the post-WW II era in very different from today economic, social and geopolitical circumstances and has evolved till today. During its course it passed through several internal crises as well as major global crises (the 1974 and the 2007-8 ones being the more significant). From its very beginning was a matter of controversy both in general and within Political Economy and the Left. Two major camps emerged (and several sub-divisions). The first camp argues that the European integration project is an imperialist one, pushed forward by the dominant capitals of the Western European countries and aiming to exploit weaker economies and, in its course, to challenge US global supremacy. Thus, it is argued that the European integration is internally divided in at least two groups of countries: a dominant euro-centre and a dominated euro-periphery. Consequently, the task of the Left is to dismantle this reactionary project. The second camp argues that, despite any conservative hegemonies and later neoliberal foundations, the European integration is an inherently progressive process as it sets aside national conflicts and leads to a unified social and economic space in which the European working class has to struggle with the European capital for hegemony. Therefore, this camp supports pan-European initiatives for democratizing and/or socializing the European integration.

The 2007-8 global capitalist crisis brought to the fore with invigorated force this controversy. After some initial mainstream musing about decoupling between the US and the European Union (EU) economies, the latter were engulfed in an ongoing crisis centred on the European Monetary Union (EMU) but also spread to the whole of the European integration. The division between euro-core and euro-periphery became more pronounced, brutal austerity programmes were imposed on many euro-periphery countries under the auspices of troikas (EU-IMF-ECB) and social and national tensions erupted. Questions like leaving the EMU (like Grexit) or leaving the EU (like the Brexit) came to the fore and are hotly debated both generally and within Political Economy and the Left.

This panel aims to study this issue. It aspires to gather contributions analyzing subjects like:

  • The economic, social and political nature of the European integration
  • Theories and approaches studying it (e.g. uneven and combined development, convergence)
  • Specific economic mechanisms (e.g. EMU, current account and trade imbalances)
  • Comparisons between EU economies
  • Geopolitical issues

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted by April 1, 2016. To submit your abstract, please go to the Electronic Proposal Form and carefully follow the instructions there. (All deadlines are listed at the link.)

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website. For details on the panel, you can contact Stavros Mavroudeas (