2013 Special Issue: Does Keynesianism Have a Future?
Call for Articles
The economic crisis has created disaffection and disillusionment with the current system. The immediate cause of the economic crisis is commonly associated with the failure of neo-liberalism and globalisation. In responding to the demise of social democracy and the political economy of Keynesianism in the 1980s, neo-liberalism facilitated an attack on the living standards of the working class, predatory financial speculation and a banking crisis. With the collapse of neoliberalism there seemed to be a brief revival of Keynesianism, quickly silenced and replaced by the politics of austerity. Is the silencing of Keynesianism temporary until the capitalist class comes to its senses? Has Keynesianism had its day, as a remnant of the Cold War? Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory will be producing a special issue on and around Keynesianism and its legacy. We are interested in articles around but not limited to:
• Is Keynesianism a political ideology or an economic doctrine?
• Why has Keynesianism continued to be marginalised in the present crisis?
• What was the class composition of Keynesianism in the era of the cold war?
• What role has Keynesianism played as a strategy of working class regulation, containment and re-composition?
• Does Keynesianism have a future, or is it merely a remnant of the Cold War?
• What kind of class forces need to come together for Keynesianism to function in the present era?
• What is the Marxist critique of Keynesianism?
• Is there a Marxist Keynesianism such as works by Paul Sweezy or Michał Kalecki?
• What is ‘radical Keynesianism’ and does this have a future?
• Is there an alternative?
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory welcomes contributions covering any aspect of Marxist political economy, philosophy and history. Articles should not normally exceed 7-8,000 words in length. Articles must include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a maximum of 6 key words. Please note that Critique does not use the Harvard system and expects footnotes to appear at the bottom of the page. For further instructions and advice for authors please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/critique. For further details about Critique visit: http://www.critiquejournal.net/. The final deadline for articles is January 15, 2013. Please send articles via email to the special issue editors: Dr. Peter Kennedy P.K.Kennedy@gcu.ac.uk and Dr. Lea Haro email@example.com, and to the Critique collective: firstname.lastname@example.org
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