Final Program Available Now!

With this short squib on the forthcoming workshop ‘Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy’ (15-16 August 2014), to be held at the University of Sydney on Karl Polanyi and Friedrich Hayek, I am happy to announce the final programme for the event. Registrations are also still open for anybody wanting to attend and for those that may still need to register but have left it late! Registrations can be processed HERE.

There are three plenaries for the event. In the order of the programme, the presenters and paper titles are:

  1. Sandra Halperin (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘Polanyi’s Two Transformations Revisited: A “Horizontal” Perspective’;
  2. Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame), ‘Polanyi vs Hayek?’; and
  3. Gareth Dale (Brunel University), ‘The Perils of Social Integration’

You can download the program here.

The hope is that people will take this final opportunity to register in advance as take up for the workshop proceeds apace and availability for the conference dinner is limited. We are now just a little over two weeks away from the workshop. The event will be truly interdisciplinary with papers and plenaries addressing at times both Polanyi and Hayek, or adopting a focus on one specific figure all related to issues as diverse as finance; the ‘embeddedness’ of neoliberalism; migration; the environment; the battle of ideas; the ‘self-regulating’ market; utopian visions; and the great transformations shaping the geographies and political economies of capitalist development.

The workshop therefore reaches across political economy, sociology, anthropology, international theory, political theory,geography, economic history and political science.

 

All welcome!

Adam Morton

(Workshop convener)

Introduction of an “Early Bird”

As a short squib on the forthcoming workshop  I want to highlight the introduction of an ‘early bird’ registration process.

Those participants registering between now and 7 July can benefit from the small fee of AU$100 (fully waged) or $50 (concession) and dinner at $60 (fully waged) or $40 (concession). Those registering between 8 July and 7 August will be subject to a late payment fee on the registration at AU$150 (fully waged) or $75 (concession).

The hope is that people will take this opportunity to register in advance as take up for the workshop proceeds apace. The event will be truly interdisciplinary with papers and plenaries addressing at times both Polanyi and Hayek, or adopting a focus on one specific figure all related to issues as diverse as finance; the ‘embeddedness’ of neoliberalism; migration; the environment; the battle of ideas; the ‘self-regulating’ market; utopian visions; and the great transformations shaping the geographies and political economies of capitalist development.

The workshop therefore reaches across political economy, sociology, anthropology, international theory, political theory,geography, economic history and political science.

All welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the

Polanyi – Hayek Workshop:

Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy

 

On this site you find all information on the workshop. This is the place to register and check out the program.

The workshop will be hosted by the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney with funding from various sources including the Department of Political Economy itself as well as from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences within the University of Sydney.

The workshop will be held 15-16 August 2014 in Sydney and both Professor Sandra Halperin (Royal Holloway University of London), author of War and Social Change in Modern Europe: The Great Transformation Revisited, and Professor Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame), author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Social Meltdown, have been confirmed as initial keynote plenary speakers.

 

Conference registration for this event is merely A$100 (waged) and A$50 (unwaged) with travel and accommodation to be funded by the participants themselves. Further details on accommodation, registration, and abstract submission for paper proposals should be sent to: Bonnie.Kelly@sydney.edu.au.