This new Political Studies Association specialist group focuses on the field of political economy in both contemporary and historical perspective. The group's objectives are (a) to organise high profile conference and workshop activities, (b) to provide a high quality information and discussion tool for the political economy community, (c) to stimulate graduate work in political economy, (d) to actively link political economists in UK political science with cognate scholarship in other fields and other parts of the world and (e) to raise the profile of the PSA in established political economy research networks globally.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

PESG at the PSA

PESG is making its debut at this year's PSA conference in Manchester (7-9 April). We are putting on a roundtable and sponsoring or co-sponsoring four panels.

To mark our first outing at the PSA, we start off in the first session of the conference (Tuesday, 12.30, Room E1) with a roundtable on 'the case for political economy'. Andrew Gamble (Cambridge), Alan Finlayson (Swansea), Nicola Philips (Manchester) and Matthew Watson (Warwick) will be exploring the contribution that a political economy approach has made and can make to different subfields of political science.

The PESG sponsored panels are:

Session 2 (Tuesday 14.30, Room G2)
Representing Business in Changing Capitalism 1

Session 4 (Wednesday 11.30, Room H6)
Representing Business in Changing Capitalism 2

Panels co-sponsored with the Labour Movements Specialist Group:
Session 5 (Wednesday 16.00, Room G1)
Social Democracy and Political Economy 1

Session 6 (Thursday 09.30, Room H6)
Social Democracy and Political Economy 2

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The Second Warwick/RIPE Debate in IPE - Tuesday 5th May 2009

The Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick hosts an annual public debate in IPE organised in conjunction with the Review of International Political Economy.

Last year's debate was conducted in front of an audience of 100 drawn from 20 different institutions, and the content of the debate - complete with full audio recording - can be found by clicking here.

This message is advanced warning of the date and the contents of the 2009 Warwick/RIPE Debate in IPE. It will take place on Tuesday 5th May and it will revolve around the recent contribution to the study of IPE made by Professor Mark Blyth of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, who will be talking about and promoting his new book, Handbook of International Political Economy (Routledge, 2009). The event will take the form of a roundtable discussion of the intellectual rationale underpinning the organisation of the Handbook, and in addition to Professor Blyth it will also involve Professor Barry Gills (University of Newcastle, and a former Editor of RIPE), Dr Jeffrey Chwieroth (London School of Economics) and Professor Shirin Rai (University of Warwick).

There is no entrance charge for attending the debate, so this message constitutes an open invitation for all to attend. The debate will take place between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. on the afternoon of 5th May, and further details along with travel information will shortly be circulated about the precise room booking. The Department of Politics and International Studies looks forward to welcoming as many people as possible to the event.