Beyond Markets: Non-Marxist and Post-Marxist Critiques of the
Market -- Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
22-23 September 2000, Princeton University
Beyond Markets is a multidisciplinary conference designed to reappraise past and present critiques of the market. The collapse of real socialism" and a growing concern about globalization has prompted a search for non-Marxist alternatives to liberal political economy. Critiques of the market have richer, more diverse histories than suggested by the easy duality of an advancing liberal globalisation and a defunct Marxism. De-centering the role of Marx opens up new possibilities for reclaiming alternative traditions.
The two-day conference will explore this terrain by bringing together
historians, theorists, and social scientists interested in contemporary
critiques of the market and their historical genealogies. Panels will
discuss ideas and movements that have looked beyond the market, exploring their past, tracing their trajectories, and asking what they have to offer for the present. The conference seeks to initiate a conversation between historical perspectives and contemporary theories. Topics include: ethical critiques of the market; feminism; environmentalism; Christian and guild socialisms; nationalism and socialism; perspectives from civil society and radical democracy; post-colonial approaches to capitalism; and theories of international justice.
The conference is sponsored by the Department of History and the Davis
Center, Princeton University, and the Woodrow Wilson School in conjunction with The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, the journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI). Select Papers will be published in European Legacy, a multidisciplinary journal, published by MIT Press, committed to the innovative study of ideas and cultural exchange between European and non-European countries. We would be willing to consider contributions for the special edition of the journal by authors not attending the conference.
The conference will cover travel expenses and accomodation for invited
Deadline for Proposals: 15 October 1999. Papers will be due 1 August 2000.
Proposals (one-page abstract and short C.V.) should be sent to both
organisers, Dr. Mark Bevir and Prof. Frank Trentmann.
Dr. Mark Bevir, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, U.K.
Prof. Frank Trentmann, Department of History, Princeton University, Dickinson Hall, Princeton,
NJ 08544, U.S.A.
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