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2nd International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences Programme

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

Rethymno, 15 – 16 June 2018


Friday, June 15th, 2018

09:00-10:00: Registration

Parallel Session 1A: Education I
10:00-12:00 (Lecture Room: A2-2)

Chair: Daphne Nicolitsas

Gouvias D. (University of the Aegean), Zafeiris K. (University of the Aegean) and Petropoulou C. (University of the Aegean) Education as “distinction” – Issues of differentiated “habitus” in informal educational provision for refugee children, in the island of Lesvos

Trikka M. (Chania Secondary Education Directorate) and Zervakis S. (Chania Secondary Education Directorate) Research for a  sustainable implementation of apprenticeship at local level

Nicolitsas D. (University of Crete) Performance at school and performance at university: what is the link?

Argyropoulou E. (University of Crete) and Lintzerakou E. (Middlessex University) Redefining Knowledge and Education in modern economic societies: a prerequisite for redesigning educational policy and reform Συνέχεια


Πρόγραμμα 20ου Συνεδρίου Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης


15:00 - 16:00
Υποδοχή Συνέδρων – Έναρξη Συνεδρίου  

15:00   Εγγραφές-παραλαβή υλικού συνεδρίου

15:30   Χαιρετισμοί Συνέχεια

International Conference of Political Economy (ICOPEC) 2018, 6-9 September, Panteion University, Athens


6-9 September 2018

Panteion University, Athens, Greece


Main theme:

’10 years after the Great Recession: Orthodox versus Heterodox Economics’


The 2007-8 global crisis (broadly branded as the Great Recession) is the fourth major global crisis of the capitalist system (after those of the 1870s, 1929 and 1974). Its consequences continue to rock the world economy as it was followed by a period of weak economic performance and, moreover, fears of a new crisis continue to linger on.

The Great Recession came after several decades of neoliberal restructuring that enhanced capital’s profits at the expense of labour, increased inequalities and augmented poverty. However, despite all these the crisis erupted and shattered all the official projections about a bright and smooth path of capital accumulation. Moreover, it shattered the dogmas of economic Orthodoxy about the Great Moderation; that is their belief that the neoliberal structural and institutional changes in the developed economies during the last decades of the 20th century have reduced permanently the volatility of economic fluctuations. Thus, the Great Recession not only disrupted the tranquility of capitalist reproduction but also discredited the prevailing Orthodoxy in economic theory. The latter has become increasingly dogmatic during the years of neoliberal restructuring by resorting to ultra-conservative perspectives based on extremely technical and at the same time utterly unrealistic economic models.

Usually, in such circumstances when there is a great crisis that discredits the prevailing economic theory, there is a change of scientific paradigm. This has happened, to a great extent, in all previous major global crises. Notwithstanding, it appears that this time this is not the case. After the initial shock and the implementation of hasty policy measures in order to contain the crisis, economic Orthodoxy remained at the helm. Particularly in the academia it became even more dogmatic and less tolerant to any dissenting and Heterodox voice.

The focus of the main theme of ICOPEC 2018 is exactly on this riddle. How a very problematic theory continues to survive and dominate both the policy and the academic scene. What are the processes in the economy and the society that sustain its dominance? Is the resolution of the Great Recession final or it entails more upheavals in the near future? What is the condition of the economic Orthodoxy (particularly under its current form of the New Macroeconomic Consensus, that is the hybrid of mild neoliberalism with conservative New Keynesianism)? What is the condition of contemporary economic Heterodoxy? Is it a unified current or it encompass diverse and possibly contradictory perspectives? What is the current state of affairs in Political Economy? Last, but not the least, how all these affect the lives and the well-being of the great labouring majority of contemporary societies?

Of course, apart from its main theme, the ICOPEC 2018 invites all contributions that enrich the perspective of Political Economy and expand the ground for further discussion. Indicatively, proposed papers can touch upon the following issues (for a more detailed list visit ICOPEC 2018 website):

• Global Economy, Economic Crises, and Recessions
• Poverty, Inequality, and Income Distribution
• Economic Development
• Public Economics, Public Finance, and Public Management
• Business Enterprises in Turbulent Environment
• Labour Economics
• Demography, Gender, and Migration

Important dates

• 1 July 2018: Abstract Submission (Extended deadline)
• 20 July 2018: Notification of Approval
• 20-30 July 2018: Early Registration
• 1-5 August 2018: Late Registration
• 20 August 2018: Full Paper Submission for e-Book (Not Obligatory)
• 22 August 2018: Final Program
• 6-9 September 2018: Conference Dates

Publication Possibilities

All accepted papers will be published by IJOPEC as an e-book with ISBN before the conference and as an edited e-book by IJOPEC Publication ( after the conference (December 2018)

Also, selected papers will be published in 3 edited international books and peer reviewed journals such as «Bulletin of Political Economy» (, «World Journal of Applied Economics» (, and «Çalışma ve Toplum», after the conference.

Authors must submit the revised version of their papers by the specified deadline. Please note that IJOPEC will be under no commitment to publish all presented chapters in the edited books. Articles must be written in English and proofread before submission. All articles submitted should be in accordance with the main themes of ICOPEC 2018. Also, the journals mentioned above will be under no commitment to publish all the articles. The authors should follow the submission guidelines of the journals, which can be found on the journals’ web pages.

The deadline to submit your manuscript for Proceedings e-Book is 1st of August 2018.

Abstracts should be submitted at and manuscripts sent to

The members of the Greek Association of Political Economy and Greek participants should submit their abstracts at as special rates pertain.

For Full Papers you can reach the author guidelines at

The ICOPEC 2018 conference is organized by the:

• Greek Association of Political Economy
• Panteion University
• VUZF University
• University of Belgrade
• IJOPEC publication

And is supported by the University of Westminster.



Δυνατότητες δημοσίευσης στο «ICOPEC 2018»

Το Διεθνές συνέδριο «ICOPEC 2018» που θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο στις 6-9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018 προσφέρει τη δυνατότητα δημοσίευσης πρωτότυπων άρθρων σε επιμελημένους τόμους καθώς και σε διεθνή περιοδικά με κριτές. Ειδικότερα, από τους διοργανωτές προβλέπεται η δημοσίευση πρωτότυπων άρθρων σε ηλεκτρονικό τόμο (e-book) με ISBN πριν το συνέδριο καθώς και σε ειδικό επιμελημένο (ηλεκτρονικό) τόμο από τον εκδοτικό οίκο IJOPEC Publication ( μετά το συνέδριο (Δεκέμβριος 2018). Επίσης επιλεγμένα άρθρα θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να δημοσιευτούν σε άλλους επιμελημένους τόμους και διεθνή περιοδικά με κριτές, όπως το:

  • Bulletin of Political Economy

  • World Journal of Applied Economics

  • Çalışma ve Toplum

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με τις δυνατότητες δημοσίευσης μπορείτε να αναζητήσετε εδώ και γενικότερες πληροφορίες (στα ελληνικά) για το συνέδριο εδώ.

Διεθνές Συνέδριο ICOPEC 2018

Το Διεθνές Συνέδριο Πολιτικής Οικονομίας (ICOPEC), σε συνεργασία με την Ελληνική Επιστημονική Εταιρεία Πολιτικής Οικονομίας (ΕΕΠΟ) και το τμήμα Κοινωνικής Πολιτικής του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου συνδιοργανώνουν το Διεθνές Συνέδριο «ICOPEC 2018» με θέμα:

«Δέκα χρόνια μετά τη Μεγάλη ύφεση: Η Ορθόδοξη απέναντι στην Ετεροδόξη Οικονομική»

Ημερομηνία: 6-9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Τόπος: Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο (Αθήνα, Ελλάδα)

Κεντρικό θέμα του συνεδρίου

Η παγκόσμια κρίση του 2007-8 (που γενικά αποκαλείται ως η Μεγάλη Ύφεση) συνιστά την τέταρτη μεγάλη παγκόσμια κρίση του καπιταλιστικού συστήματος (μετά από εκείνες της δεκαετίας του 1870, του 1929 και του 1974). Οι συνέπειές της συνεχίζουν να κλυδωνίζουν την παγκόσμια οικονομία καθώς ακολούθησε μια περίοδος ασθενούς οικονομικής επίδοσης ενώ οι ανησυχίες μιας νέας κρίσης παραμένουν. Συνέχεια

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.