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Critical European Studies Workshop 2016
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 13:00 – Sun, 19 Jun 2016, 18:00 BST
The workshop follows previous CES workshops held at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2015) and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2014), put together with the support of scholars from the Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN). This year, additional support is generouslyprovided by AkE/AkG, BISA-IPEG and Greenwich University Business School.The workshop provides a forum for scholars and activists to meet and discuss critical theoretical and empirical perspectives on the configuration of European capitalism, the EU and political resistance. This year's workshop will focus on Europe’s many crises (economic, social, political, ecological, geopolitical) and their consequences, as well as the potential and challenges for resistance, particularly through education and academia. The themes discussed will include forms of dispossession and punitive mechanisms under neoliberalism; challenges to class compromises and social reproduction; and the crises of Europe understood in relation to ‘the rest of the world’, for instance focusing on the migrants’ crisis.
In order to foster a constructive debate the workshop will avoid the 'usual' conference structure with individual paper presentations and foregrounds collective discussions instead. We will proceed on the basis of thematic block sessions, with each tabling a core text that all participants will have read beforehand. Each of the sessions in the workshop starts with a brief introduction, and 4 to 6 participants (to be announced) discussing and enhancing the perspectives developed in that session’s core text from the angle of their own research/activism. This is followed by a mumble where all participants share their ideas in small groups, after which the floor is opened for a plenary discussion.
The workshop is open to all scholars (including MA and PhD students) and activists interested in critical perspectives on European issues.Please note that, if you register, we will send you an e-mail shortly before the workshop asking you to confirm your attendance.
We want to stress that it is important that all participants read the core texts and the comments.
More information about the event can be found here: https://criticalpoliticaleconomy.net/2016/04/13/third-critical-european-studies-ces-workshop-university-of-greenwich-uk-18-19-june/