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.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Annual Warwick/RIPE debate: Rethinking World Politics with Philip G. Cerny and Jan Aart Scholte – 8th March 2011

The Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick will host on Tuesday 8th March the fourth annual public debate in IPE organised in conjunction with the Review of International Political Economy.

The debate will revolve around the recent contributions to the study of IPE made by Professor Philip G. Cerny, Emeritus Professor of Politics and Global Affairs at the University of Manchester (UK) and Rutgers University (USA). Drawing on his recent book 'Rethinking World' Professor Cerny will speak on the transformation of world politics by globalisation and the ‘neo-pluralism’ fostered by transnational actors.

Acting as respondent will be Professor Jan Aart Scholte of the University of Warwick (UK). His forthcoming book ‘Building Global Democracy?’ speaks to the changing relationship between civil society actors and global governance institutions, providing similar subject material. Presiding as Chair will be Professor Richard Higgott, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Warwick (UK).

The Warwick/RIPE debate is one of the highlights of the year for the Department’s IPE Group. Previous debates have been conducted in front of large audiences, including scholars drawn from many different universities. More details can be found here:

This year’s debate will take place between 5.30pm and 7.00pm in M1 in the Warwick Business School Teaching Centre. This is number 66 in the campus map:
The Lecture Theatre will be open from 5.00pm for audience members to take their seats. There is no entrance charge for attending the debate or need to register, so this message constitutes an open invitation for all to turn up and attend!