Get-Together of the Politics of Money Network
‘The Evolving Ecology of the Financial System’
In May 2019 the ‘Politics of Money’ research network, financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG), convened at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) for its third workshop in a series of six. This international research network aims to arrive at a deeper understanding of the role that the financial sector plays in contemporary capitalism. The central goal of the workshop was to map the evolving nature of financial actors, their business models, and their mutual relationships. The first panel focused on shadow and offshore banking. The second panel discussed the role of two little-studied financial actors: insurers and asset managers.
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Finance Capital at University of Sussex
Following a successful 2017 symposium at Goldsmiths, this upcoming two-day event will bring together artists, activists and scholars from a range of fields to revisit ‘colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, and imperial insolvencies’. University of Sussex, 5-6 April 2019
More information: http://financeandsocietynetwork.org/cfp-ghosts-of-empire
Workshop III will be held on 16-17 May 2019, at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
There will be a call for interested colleagues who want to attend closer to the date.
Three panels at the 2018 DVPW-Kongress at Goethe University Frankfurt
21 September 2018
At the 2018 Triannual Meeting of the German Political Science Asssociation in Frankfurt (25 -28 September 2018: https://www.dvpw.de/kongresse/dvpw-kongresse/dvpw2018/) our DFG-Network ‘Politics of Money’ will be holding three panels and bring together an inspiring group of scholars.
Money and the limits of democracy: The potentials and pitfalls of democratizing central banks and money creation in the Global North and South’
Thursday, 27.9.18, 14–15:30 Uhr Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Campus Westend, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 5 Hörsaalzentrum, Hörsaal HZ 4
Chair: Dr. Kai Koddenbrock
During the panel the speakers seek to scrutinize the surprising resilience of contemporary finance capitalism through the prism of money theory with a view to its implications for democracy. To gain a truly global perspective the panel will zoom on globally interlocking balance sheets, shadow money and in on recent mobilizations for monetary sovereignty in the French Franc CFA region in West Africa.
Participants: Prof. Dr. Daniela Gabor (University of Bristol), Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Dakar) and Prof. Dr. Adam Tooze (Columbia University, New York).
Crashed: How a decade of financial crises changed the world
Time and location: Thursday, 27.9.18, 16–17:30 Uhr Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Campus Westend, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 5 Hörsaalzentrum, Hörsaal HZ 4.
The ‘Author meets critics’ panel on Adam Tooze’s acclaimed new book ‘Crashed’ will be held in the same same room. Taking part in the panel will be Prof. Dr. Adam Tooze, Prof. Dr. Daniela Gabor and Prof. Andreas Nölke (University of Frankfurt).
Financial markets as a limit to democracy? Political science perspectives on the financial crisis ten years on (in German)
Time and location: Wednesday, 26.9.18, 14–15:30 Uhr Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Campus Westend, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 5 Hörsaalzentrum, Hörsaal HZ 10.
Chairs: Dr. Benjamin Braun (MPIfG) and Dr. Daniel Mertens (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Panelists and topics: Eileen Keller (DFI) on ‘Lessons from the Financial Crisis’; Simon Lindner and Thomas Rixen (University of Bamberg) on ‘Democratic Responsibility in Global Financial Regulation’; Carola Westermeier (University of Gießen) on ‘Economic Knowledge as a Limit to Democracy’; and Tobias Wiß (University of Linz) on the ‘Financialization of Pensions after the Crisis in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK’.
Second Workshop, Hamburg Institute for Social Research, 21-23 November 2018
Studying the politics of money through balance sheets
Release of final workshop programme for Brighton
10 May 2018
The final programme of the first workshop has been released. The workshop will take place from 16th to 18th of May 2018 in Brighton at the University of Sussex. Topic of the workshop will be ‘Financialisation and the future of Money’. Please click the link below to view the programme or click here to get more information about Workshop I.
Call for Abstracts: Der Finanzmarkt als Grenze der Demokratie? Politikwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf zehn Jahre Finanzkrise
29 December 2017
We are happy to anounce that the Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW) has accepted the panel “Der Finanzmarkt als Grenze der Demokratie? Politikwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf zehn Jahre Finanzkrise”, co-organised by network members Benjamin Braun and Daniel Mertens.
If you would like to present a paper as part of the panel, please access the links below for further information.
The DVPW’s 27th annual meeting will be held at Goethe University Frankfurt on September 25-28, 2018.