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‘Reimagining Government: Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Democratic Theory’ – 15th May

Reimagining Government: Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Democratic Theory Jacob Jensen 4-5.30pm, 15th May PSH 314, Goldsmiths This paper addresses the genesis and development of the rational-choice approach to politics. It advances three arguments. Firstly, rational-choice theories of politics emerged in response to the mid-twentieth century crisis of American democratic theory. Rational-choice theories were analytical […]

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IPEG Symposium – The Social Reproduction of Contemporary Capitalism

May 23, 2017, 10:30-6pm Goldsmith, University of London Professor Stuart Hall Building, PSH Room 326 This one-day symposium brings together leading scholars from across disciplines to advance our understanding of political economy in the ‘spheres beyond production’. Different theoretical traditions and approaches frame this as Social Reproduction, the Care Economy or Systems of Provision; this event […]

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Banks, nations and vocabulary

The energetic exchange on ‘A General Logic of Crisis’ that appeared recently in the pages of the London Review of Book stands as an exceptional vehicle for current discussions on the rhetoric of progressive populism. Wolfgang Streeck, implacable, lashes out at the reservations put forward by Adam Tooze in his review of Streeck’s How Will […]

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‘Underground / Politics’ – 5th May

Underground / Politics Danae Stratou & Yanis Varoufakis 3-5pm, 5th May PSH LG02, Goldsmiths (No registration or ticket required) Underground / Ecology / Politics / Mythology is a series of three multimedia events organised by Teodora Pasquinelli hosted between The Showroom and Goldsmiths University. Following the event Underground/Ecology with philosophers Timothy Morton and Federico Campagna, the […]

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‘The Debt of the Living’ – Elettra Stimilli, 2nd May

The Debt of the Living: Ascesis and Capitalism Elettra Stimilli  Howard Caygill  (Discussant) 6-7.30pm, 2nd May 2017 Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths   Max Weber’s account of the rise of capitalism focused on his concept of a Protestant ethic, valuing diligence in earning and saving money but restraint in spending it. However, such individual restraint […]

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Reporting Climate Survival – Review of Gaia Vince’s Adventures in the Anthropocene

How do you write a popular book about the Anthropocene? The task of describing the Earth as it enters a new geological age—one in which humans have knowingly caused irrevocable damage—sets its own demands. The unique attributes of climate change defy the human imagination as questions of scale, both spatial and temporal, work against the […]

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Dark Futures? Media and Movements in the Age of Post-Truth Politics – 27-28th March

The Centre of Global Media and Democracy (Goldsmiths, University of London) and The Centre on Social Movements Studies (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence) are pleased to invite you to: Dark Futures? Media and Movements in the Age of Post-Truth Politics A two-day seminar held at Goldsmiths, University of London (Richard Hoggart Building Room 274) on the 27th […]

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PERC Publication Highlights 2016

2016 was a busy year for PERC In addition to activities and events, our academic team published a rich portfolio of research outputs. We want to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of the type of political and cultural economy research we do here at Goldsmiths. We are committed to Open Access; therefore, these publications are published […]

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