On March 18th and 19th SPERI is thrilled to welcome a group of world-leading scholars to Sheffield to reflect on the implications of recent events for political economy as a field.
Over the next two days, in collaboration with the editorial boards of the leading journals, Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) and New Political Economy (NPE), SPERI will host a prestigious two-day academic workshop, Political Economy on Trial: Reflections After a Decade of Unforeseen Developments. This landmark ‘state of the field’ workshop at Sheffield Town Hall is an opportunity for political economy as a field to reflect on its own blind spots. Contributions from the workshop will be captured and shared in two simultaneously published special issues of RIPE and NPE.
A decade after the global financial crisis, we are grappling with a world of xenophobia and authoritarianism, ideological polarization, sharp concentrations of corporate power, wealth and ownership, and increasingly pronounced struggles over gender and racial inequality. Many of these trends were not predicted and remain poorly integrated into political economy analysis. The workshop will provide an opportunity to think collaboratively and collectively about our current times, and how political economy scholarship needs to change to better understand and explain them.
The workshop has been organised by Professor Jacqueline Best (Co-Editor, Review of International Political Economy & Professor, University of Ottawa), Professor Colin Hay (Editor-in-Chief, New Political Economy & Co-Director, SPERI), Professor Genevieve LeBaron (Co-Editor, Review of International Political Economy & Co-Director, SPERI) and Professor Daniel Mügge (former Lead Editor of Review of International Political Economy & Professor, University of Amsterdam).
The list of all workshop participants can be found below.
We are grateful to the University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences, RIPE, NPE, and their publisher Taylor & Francis for supporting the workshop.
On Monday 18th SPERI will debate the themes of the workshop with current, founding and past editors of RIPE and NPE in front of a large public audience at Sheffield Town Hall. Further information about the public event can be found here.
|Dr Maha Atal||Postdoctoral Fellow||Copenhagen Business School|
|Professor Kate Bedford||Professor of Law||University of Birmingham|
|Professor Gurminder Bhambra||Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies||University of Sussex|
|Mr Jonny Bunning||Doctoral Researcher||Yale University|
|Professor Marieke de Goede||Professor of Politics||University of Amsterdam|
|Professor Andrew Gamble||Professor of Politics||University of Sheffield|
|Dr Kristen Hopewell||Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy||University of Edinburgh|
|Professor Paul Langley||Professor of Economic Geography||Durham University|
|Professor Erin Lockwood||Assistant Professor Political Science||University of California, Irvine|
|Professor Matthew Paterson||Professor of International Politics||University of Manchester|
|Professor V. Spike Peterson||Professor of International Relations||University of Arizona|
|Professor Leonard Seabrooke||Professor of International Political Economy and Economic Sociology||Copenhagen Business School|
|Professor Robbie Shilliam||Professor of International Relations||John Hopkins University|
|Professor JP Singh||Professor of Global Affairs and Cultural Studies||George Mason University|
|Dr Liam Stanley||Lecturer in Politics||University of Sheffield|
|Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza||Lecturer in Human Geography||Queen Mary University, London|
|Professor Kevin Young||Associate Professor of Political Science||University of Massachusetts|
|Workshop organisers and Special Issue Editors||Title||Institution|
|Professor Jacqueline Best||Professor of Political Science||University of Ottawa|
|Professor Colin Hay||Professor of Political Science; Director of SPERI||University of Sheffield|
|Professor Genevieve LeBaron||Professor of Politics; Director of SPERI||University of Sheffield|
|Professor Daniel Mügge||Professor of Political Arithmetic||University of Amsterdam|
|RIPE and NPE editors also in attendance||Title||Institution|
|Professor Andrew Baker||Professor of Political Economy||University of Sheffield|
|Professor Paul Bowles||Professor of Economics and International Studies||University of Northern British Columbia|
|Professor Tony Heron||Professor of International Political Economy||University of York|
|Professor Andrew Hindmoor||Professor of Politics||University of Sheffield|
|Dr Adrienne Roberts||Senior Lecturer in International Politics||University of Manchester|