FINAL DAY: Call for Abstracts, TYC Conference
~TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO APPLY~
From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multipolarity: the Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century World
Confirmed Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Johanna Brenner, Portland State University, Portland, USA
Boris Kagarlitsky, Director of The Institute for Globalization and Social Movements, Moscow
Prabhat Patnaik, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Kari Polanyi Levitt, Polanyi Institute, Montréal, Canada
Paulo Drinot, University College London, Institute of the Americas
The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War was marked in Canada and around the world in 2014. 2014 also marked the centenary of the opening of what noted historian, Arno Mayer, called the ‘Thirty Years’ Crisis’ of 1914-1945, spanning the First World War, the Great Depression and the Second World War. This long crisis birthed a new world. The old world of the nineteenth century expansion of the empires of industrial capitalist countries, often mistakenly termed ‘liberal’, met its end. It gave way to an inter-national one populated by a variety of welfare, Communist and developmental orders in national economies whose states had, moreover, greater legitimacy among newly enfranchised women and men than the imperial and colonial regimes they replaced.
The Thirty Years crisis also radically redistributed economic, political, military and cultural power within countries and among them. Critical cultural and intellectual changes – new movements in art, new media, and new paradigms of understanding, particularly in economics, inevitably accompanied
these historic shifts. As we stand at the cusp of another wave of complex changes to the world order, this time towards multi-polarity, our conference aims to understand the major changes of the past century better than hitherto dominant paradigms, such as neo-classical economics, globalization and empire, have so far done and to bring that re-assessment to bear on how best to understand problems of and prospects for the world order of the 21st century.
We invite submissions for papers, panels and steams of panels relevant to any aspect of the overarching conference theme from scholars across the humanities, social sciences and in inter-disciplinary studies based in Canada and around the world. Heterodox and critical scholarship is particularly encouraged. Full
information including a list of proposed topics can be found at gergconference.ca. The conference will inaugurate the Geopolitical Economy Research Group at the University of Manitoba.
- A limited number of bursaries for partial support for travel and accommodation are available.
- Application procedures for these bursaries will be communicated along with the acceptance of abstracts.
- All submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in thematic, peer reviewed volumes emerging from the conference.
Abstracts should be 300 to 400 words, in English. They should be single spaced and use 12 point Times New Roman font. They should include the authors or authors’ full name, affiliation, a brief biography, and email address. Panel proposals should be submitted including abstracts and biographies for each