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March 5th RIPS: Eye to Eye, Hand to Hand: Rosa Luxemburg, Antonio Gramsci, Karl Polanyi and the possibilities of Critical IPE

Join us on March 5, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in KTH-732

Mar 05, 2015

Day: Thursday March 5, 2015

Time: 2.30 p.m.

Location: KTH-732

Critical International Political Economy has drawn heavily on the work of Antonio Gramsci and Karl Polanyi to theorize the role of hegemony, resistance and change in the global political economy.  Rosa Luxemburg servces as a useful supplement to these approaches. Her work was more concerned with the international than Gramsci, her writings were more presriptive than Polanyi and the times in which she wrote resemble our own much more closely than either Gramsci's or Polanyi's eras. In addition, a variety of themes in her life and work provide a new opportunity to broaden the Critical IPE discussion to other important traditions such as environmentalism, feminism, postcolonialism and anarchism.

Dr. Robert O'Brien is a Professor of Political Science at McMaster University.