You can now register to attend the third SPERI Annual Lecture, this year to be given by George Monbiot.
In his lecture ‘The Pricing of Everything’, George will address what he sees as a growing attempt to reduce political decisions of all kinds to a narrow, financial cost-benefit analysis.
He will discuss the threat that he thinks this poses to democracy, considering such issues as privatisation and commodification, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets and claims by some government departments to have identified ‘the true value’ of nature and of time. He will also explore the worrying ways by which core human values get shifted in the framing of political discourse.
The event will take place at 18.00 on Tuesday 29 April 2014 in the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield.
Attendance is free but by registration only as spaces are limited.