Political Economy On Trial: Reflections After A Decade of Unforeseen Developments

Join SPERI for a roundtable discussion and audience Q&A on Monday 18th March.

Registration now open.

After the 2008 financial crisis many people predicted a rebalancing of power and wealth towards ‘the people’. But history took a different turn and served up polarized politics and rejuvenated corporate power instead. Progressive causes—including climate action, anti-racism, and anti-sexism—are under fire from people that progressives have claimed to champion. Many of these developments have taken political economists by surprise. What has past political economy analysis missed, and how can it repair its blindspots?

On March 18th SPERI will debate these questions with current, founding and past editors of the leading academic journals Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) and New Political Economy (NPE) in front of a public audience at Sheffield Town Hall. A drinks reception will follow the discussion.

Speakers taking part in the debate: 

  • Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa & Editor, Review of International Political Economy
  • Andrew Hindmoor, University of Sheffield & Editor, New Political Economy
  • Daniel Mügge, University of Amsterdam & former Lead Editor, Review of International Political Economy
  • Andrew Gamble, University of Sheffield & Founding Editor, New Political Economy
  • Colin Hay, Director of SPERI & Editor-in-Chief, New Political Economy
  • Genevieve LeBaron, Director of SPERI & Editor, Review of International Political Economy
  • Spike Peterson, University of Arizona

Political Economy On Trial: Reflections After A Decade of Unforeseen Developments
Monday March 18th 2019 | 6.00-8.00pm
Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St, S1 2HH | Map
Roundtable discussion and audience Q&A, followed by a drinks reception.
Free to attend. Register below.

Hosted in collaboration with Review of International Political Economy and New Political Economy, with thanks to Taylor & Francis.