Political Economy Seminar Series 2019

Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, we are delighted to be running our Political Economy Seminar Series which is organised jointly with the Political Economy Research Group in the Department of Politics.

The monthly seminars are for researchers at the University of Sheffield who have an interest in political economy. For more information about please contact the series organisers Professor Genevieve LeBaron and Dr Liam Stanley.

Forthcoming seminars in 2019

February 6th
VARIETIES OF IGNORANCE IN NEOLIBERAL POLICY: OR THE POSSIBILITIES AND PERILS OF WISHFUL ECONOMIC THINKING – A Leverhulme Lecture
Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa and University of Sheffield
A joint event with The Leverhulme Trust

March 13
PANEL : DOES PROTECTIONISM = NATIVISM?
Grace Blakeley, New Statesman, Maya Goodfellow, SOAS, Graham Harrison and Owen Parker, University of Sheffield
A joint event with the Border Seminar Series

March 27
Transforming expertise: global change science and the politics of knowledge
Noel Castree, University of Manchester
A joint event with the Environmental Politics Group

May 29th
ON POSTNEOLIBERALISM
Will Davies, Goldsmiths

June 5
HOW THE NUMBERS LENS OF ECONOMIC STATISTICS SKEWS GLOBAL POLITICS
Daniel Mügge, University of Amsterdam



Previous seminars in 2018

September 19
CONTENTIOUS NATURAL RESOURCE POLITICS AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COMMUNITY-BASED LICENSING
Jonathan Kishen Gamu, University of Sheffield
&
QUEER ACTIVISM AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT
Ellie Gore, University of Sheffield

October 15
FINANCIALIZATION AND THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo
A joint event with University of Sheffield Sustainable Food Futures (SheFF)

October 16
GLOBALIZING THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF IPE
Eric Helleiner, University of Waterloo

November 14
HOPE FOR REFORM: STRENGTHENING CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY IN GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORKS
Alice Evans, King’s College London

December 12
FEMINIST POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE WEINSTEIN SCANDAL
PREPPE researchers (Postgraduate Research Experience Programme in Political Economy), University of Sheffield

January 16
THE STRUGGLE FOR DEVELOPMENT
Benjamin Selwyn, University of Sussex