Third Bi-Annual Conference Announcement

8 04 2015

Social Movements and Conflicts in the Global Era

Prague,  September 26 – 27, 2015
Academic Conference Centre
Husova 4a, Prague 1, Czech Republic

The conference is hosted by the Centre of Global Studies in Prague (CGS), and co-organized by the Global Studies Association of North America (GSA NA) and Global Studies Association UK.

Featuring:

Leslie Sklair (London School of Economics) speaking on “Global Capitalism and Transnational Capitalist Class Theory.” Sklair is a world renowned social theorist, and author of the groundbreaking The Transnational Capitalist Class.

Marina Prentoulis (University of East Anglia), a founding member of Syriza London and liaison between Syriza and movements, networks and parties in the UK. Her latest article (with Lasse Thomassen) ‘Political theory in the square: Protest, representation and subjectification’ won the Contemporary Political Theory Annual Prize for 2013.

Beltrán Roca (University of Sevilla) has published more than 50 works on collective action, trade unionism and the third sector. He has combined his academic career with an intense political engagement in radical unions and autonomous social movements. He is currently a member of “Levantemos El Puerto”, an instrument of local social movements that participates in the institutional arena. Since the 2015 local elections Levantemos El Puerto is governing the city of El Puerto alongside a coalition of left parties. Roca will be speaking on “Social protest and political cycles in Spain: Opportunities and Challenges.”

Abstracts on all topics touching on global capitalism should be sent to Marek Hrubec (CGS) at: marek.hrubec@gmail.com and Jerry Harris: gharris234@comcast.net (GSA NA).

REGISTER NOW:

Fully-Employed: US$80.00
Students, Unemployed: US$30.00

PayPal registration is organized by GSA NA. To register go to:

http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal/GlobalCapitalismRegistration2015.htm

RECOMMENDED HOTEL:

Hotel Belvedere Prague is located near the city centre with an attractive location of Prague 7 next to the National Gallery. It takes only 15 minutes to the Academic Conference Centre where the conference takes place (Husova 4a, Prague 1). The International Airport Ruzyne is situated 12 km away. In the walking distance, there are two central parks (Letenske sady, and Stromovka). The park Letenske sady is popular place for meetings, especially for its wonderful panoramatic view of Prague, mainly Vltava River, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the historical centre of Prague.

In your email to Hotel Belveder, you should mention that you plan to attend the conference of the Centre of Global Studies, Prague, and that the price was fixed at about 60 Euro.

Hotel Belvedere Prague
Milady Horakove 19
170 00 Prague 7
Czech Republic

Email: belvedere@hhotels.cz
Bookings: booking@hhotels.cz
Website: http://www.hotelbelvedereprague.cz/





William I. Robinson:  teleSUR Interview 

8 04 2015

An interview with William I. Robinson, professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara and author of Latin America and Global Capitalism. We talk to him about the VII Summit of the Americas and the historical, economic, and political context it which it takes place. Watch the video >>





New Articles from our Contributors

22 04 2014

Jeb Sprague

CRUISE SHIPS AND GLOBAL CAPITALISM: THE INDUSTRY’S SHIFTING POLITICAL ECONOMY

Millions of people have come to connect in different ways with the globalizing cruise industry, from passengers to employees, from locals at its various destinations to managers and owners. The industry has grown tremendously in recent decades, earning massive profits for its major stockholders. Yet whereas some social groups have benefited, others have been disadvantaged or sidelined by the industry’s changing structures. Like many other sectors of global tourism, the cruise ship images (1)industry has become adept at repatriating more and more value from passenger spending, while at the same time maintaining a web of local and regional alliances and relations that benefit from the industry. READ THE ARTICLE >>


William I. Robinson and Fabrice Andréani

L’AMÉRIQUE LATINE FACE AU NOUVEAU CAPITALISME MONDIALISÉ

Si la « vague rose » latino-américaine a traduit une crise à grande échelle des politiques néolibérales imposées depuis les années 1970, et bien que les pays gouvernés à gauche aient mieux résisté que d’autres aux effets sociaux la crise mondiale, il n’en reste pas moins, comme le montre William I. Robinson, que le capitalisme poursuit dans l’ensemble de la région son processus de transnationalisation, bouleversant le paysage économique et social de fond en comble. LISEZ L’ARTICLE >>





New Video

22 04 2014

Crisis del capitalismo global – Aristegui CNN 05/02/14 
Entevista realizada por Carmen Aristegui a William Robinson





New Videos

22 01 2014

William Carroll: Alternative Policy Groups and Global Civil Society – Networks and Discourses of Counter-Hegemony
Presented at the GSA Conference, University of Victoria, May 6, 2012


Jerry Harris: Dystopia and Democracy – Power and the Transnational Capitalist Class
Presented at the GSA Conference, University of Victoria, May 6, 2012





New Content from Our Contributors

17 12 2013

By Chen Shuoying

Abstract of New Book: New Mode of Capitalist Production Organization–Research on Modularity Production Network

After two hundred years’ development, the capitalist production mode evolves into a new shape–network economy. The traditional mode of production features the vertical control of final product producers, while the new global production network allocates resource effectively around product standards on a global scale, forming modular production and composition under the control of standards. READ THE ENTIRE ABSTRACT >>

Book Review on Michael Hudson’s “Super Imperialism

First published in 1972 – one year after gold was demonetized – and updated thirty years later, in 2002, Michael Hudson’s Super Imperialism is the first book to recognize the policy of monetary imperialism consciously pursued by the U.S government for exploiting the world. Together with Henry C.K. Liu, well known for his book “The Financial War Between China and the U.S.,” they have published a series of works on dollar hegemony in opposition to the Chicago School’s monetarist ideas. READ THE BOOK REVIEW  >>





Evidence of a transnational capitalist class-for-itself: the determinants of PAC activity among foreign firms in the Global Fortune 500, 2000–2006

21 09 2013

By JOSHUA MURRAY
Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Read the paper >>








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