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

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