Global Political Economy in the 21st Century

26 April 2016, 5.30 PM - 26 April 2016, 7.00 PM

Prof. Stephen Gill

Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building - Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, United Kingdom

A problématique and critical research agenda

This lecture is intended to sketch aspects of the interdisciplinary field of global political economy and to make suggestions for a critical pedagogy and research agenda. This will be linked to an effort to conceptualise, outline and interpret some of the constitution, contradictions and governance of actually existing capitalism in the early 21st century, and some of its impacts on politics, society and the integrity of the biosphere. Professor Gill will argue that a critical, historical perspective on global political economy must be grounded in a comprehensive problématique of our times. He will sketch this problématique by attempting to integrate concepts from ethics, geopolitics, sociology, cultural studies, international and constitutional law as well as political economy to address what Gill calls the geopolitics of capitalist market civilisation and a wider global organic crisis.

This event is organised by University of Bristol's Global Political Economy Research Group & The Institute for Advanced Studies.

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