Ewa Charkiewicz: With and Beyond Sustainability Economics. Feminist-Ecological Rethinking of “Transition from Plan to Market” in Poland

  •     Relationship  between organization of social reproduction and  forms of accumulation as  vector for analysis of debt, land grabs and disappropriation

•          What kind  of cartographers  are we? The problem of relationship between the map and territory, the activist scholar and the multitude

•          Insights from critical feminist  theorizing on  social-ecological reproduction

•          Poland: “transition from plan to market” as new round of enclosures



Workshop Program

Sixth Workshop in the Series „Is it Possible to Have Another Economics for Another Economic Policy?“.

The Debt Issue as a Challenge for Dealing with Mainstream Economics, for Elaborating and Teaching Economics for Socially and Ecologically Sustainable Development, for social and ecological Justice    

The workshop is the second highlight of the project “Debt”, “land grabbing” More

Some Suggestions of the Workshop Organizers on the Asked Questions

Some Suggestions of the Workshop Organizers on the Asked Questions

a. Neoclassical economics and the debt issue

Neoclassical economics don’t know debt as societal relation between the debtor and the creditor. Neoclassical economics also don’t know the debt issue as a question of sustainable reproduction of an agent in the society and of the society. Weiterlesen

Kate Bayliss: Debt and New Economic Structures: the Financialisation of Water

1          Introduction

Privatisation has transformed water delivery systems.  While, for households little may have changed, the underlying institutional structure has metamorphosed so that global financial capital is now an integral part of the water supply. Privatised water is now deeply embedded in the world’s financial sector. Water has been transformed from a public service to an asset class with complex financial transactions and ownership structures involving companies and investment banks from around the world. Delivery systems for water have been transformed to suit the interests of global financial capital. More

Bob Jessop: Understanding the “Economization” of Social Formations

This contribution explores the meaning of economization from a novel, and prima facie improbable, theoretical perspective that combines Marxist form analysis and Luhmannian systems theory with a Polanyian account of fictitious commodities and the ‘embedding’ of market economies in market societies. It argues that economization is a chaotic concept that needs disambiguation if its overall impact on world society is to be adequately explained and its consequences explored. In this respect, my contribution distinguishes the complex role of economization within the economy from the relative influence of the economic system on other systems and on world society in general. More

Bob Jessop: Credit Money, Fiat Money, and Currency Pyramids: reflections on the financial crisis and sovereign debt

One issue in the debate over the origins and dynamics of the North Atlantic Financial Crisis and its contagion effects in a vulnerable, unbalanced global economy is the recently expanded role of finance in the form of financialization. While this is sometimes discussed in terms of a conflict between the ‘real economy’ and the financial economy (e.g., Main Street versus Wall Street, Industry versus the City), this opposition is misleading if it implies that the real economy in capitalist formations somehow operates without monetary and financial intermediation. This is, of course, impossible (Keynes 1936). More

Leo Seserko: Privatisation of Public Goods in the Current Global Financial Crisis – The Monument Colliseum Case in Ljubljana

There will be no mercy for the Leftists

Journalist Jožica Grgič newly reported about a citation of a slovene catholic bishop Peter Štumpf saying, that sonner or later the time will come, when journalists will find themselves on the streets among beggars, as there “will be no jobs and no food for these people”.[1]These journalists “want to destroy the catolic curch” he said, after a financial collaps and more than a billion financial loss in financial transaction of the diocese of Maribor. Grgič pointed out that in the past there was an unwritten rule that a jounalist should never wash another’s jounalist dirty linen in public. But the right wing journalists in Slovenia recently broke that rule More


Patrick Bond: Global Economic Volatility and Slap-Dash Repairs to the International Financial Architecture

The expansion of the global economy’s financial sector in the context of relative productive sector stagnation tendencies can be read as a classical overaccumulation crisis. This chapter considers the way the leading powerbrokers reacted to the crisis through ‘devalorization’ of large parts of the Third World alongside the write down of selected financially volatile and vulnerable markets in the North (e.g. dot.com, real estate and other derivatives bubbles). In contrast to the 1930s, More