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27Jul 2016

24th IPSA World Congress Poznan, 2016

After the reorganizing of the 24th IPSA World Congress, the papers for the panels of RC49 have been reorganized into one panel on Thursday 28 July 2016 at 13:30 in room PCC 15, 0.B: 

BRICS - Democratic Practices, Economic Inequalities, and Policy of Distribution of the World Resources

Chair: Uffe Jakobsen

Discussant: Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

Papers:

  • Inequality as Opportunity: Status and Role (Re)definition in the International System by Dorothée Vandamme and Tanguy Struye de Swielande
  • Strengthening Bilateral Relations and Support in Multilateral Forums: Brazil-Africa Relations (1995-2010) by Juliana Costa
  • The Status Quo Will Be Televised: CPC’s Ideological Apparatuses in Chinese Society by Victor Vieira
  • Trade Unionism as Construction of Political Identities in the Face of Inequality by Pablo Macia
  • WTO, Parallel Negotiations and the Exclusion of the BRICS: The Case of TISA and TTIP by  Dmitri Felix Do Nascimento and Canberk Koçak

 

RC49 aims to provide a forum for theoretical and conceptual discussion of democracy, capitalism as an environment to democractic politics, and possible democratic alternatives to capitalist economic systems; the analysis of existing political institutions and practices in capitalist systems, particularly with regard to their relation to the economic structure; and the political study of democratic reform and revolutionary movements.

22Apr 2014

23rd IPSA World Congress, Montreal, 2014

RC49 is organising four panels at the Montreal Congress:

  • Global Governance and Local Sovereignty (Chair: Louwrens Pretorius. Room: Palais des congrès, 522b. Time: Monday, 21 July, 9:00-10:45.)

  • Global Resistance to Capitalist Global Governance (Chair: Uffe Jakobsen. Room: Palais des congrès, 522a. Time: Tuesday, 22 July, 11:00-12:45.)

  • The left-wing in South America: assessing a decade of experiences (Chair: Guilherme Reis. Room: Palais des congrès, 512g. Time: Wednesday, 23 July, 9:00-10:45.)

  • Global Governance: For Whom? By Whom? (Chair: Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo. Room: Palais des congrès, 518b. Time: Thursday, 24 July, 9:00-10:45.)

RC49 aims to provide a forum for theoretical and conceptual discussion of democracy, capitalism as an environment to democractic politics, and possible democratic alternatives to capitalist economic systems; the analysis of existing political institutions and practices in capitalist systems, particularly with regard to their relation to the economic structure; and the political study of democratic reform and revolutionary movements.

29Dec 2009

Capitalist Crisis and Socialist Revival

The IPSA Rearch Committee on Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy will hold its next Annual Conference at Webster University in Vienna 18-20 June 2010.

Call for papers
The current world economic crisis has cast a shadow on the hitherto triumphant ideology of capitalist globalization through an unfettered free market. Simultaneously, the upsurge of socialist governments, particularly in Latin America, and the attempts of those governments to transform social relations, together with the global spreads of movements of resistance, have rekindled hopes that another world is truly possible. The RC 49 2010 Annual Conference will focus on these paired developments. We invite papers on all relevant topics. In particular, we hope to see papers on the themes listed below. The list is meant to be suggestive, not exclusive. Other topics are welcome.

  • The causes of the crisis
  • The reaction to the crisis by popular movements and the left
  • The causes of the socialist upsurge
  • The record in office of one or more socialist governments
  • The implications of these developments for political theory

Deadline
Paper proposals should be sent to the conference organizer. Preference will be given to paper proposals received before 15 February 2010.

Conference organizer
John C. Berg
Department of Government
Suffolk University
Boston MA 02108, USA
Email: jberg@suffolk.edu
Fax: +1-617-367-4623

For practical information see attachment

29Dec 2009

Is there a European Model of Governance?

The next international IPSA conference, co-hosted with the Luxembourg Political Science Association and the European Governance Programme at the University of Luxembourg, will be held at the Jean Monnet Building of the European Commission in Luxembourg 18-20 March 2010. More information on http://luxembourg2010.org.

29Dec 2009

Welcome to the new website of the IPSA Research Committee 49

This is the new website of the IPSA Research Committee on Socialism, Capitalism and Democracy (RC 49). We are one of the currently 52 active research committees of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Here you will find information on the research committee, upcoming events, past activities, publications, membership, contact information, etc.