Tuesday, October 10, 2006

UPDATED CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


Between the 2nd and the 4th of November 2006, the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) is hosting an international conference on Social Structure of Accumulation theory. Titled “Growth and Crisis, Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and Analysis” this is the first conference dedicated exclusively to Social Structure of Accumulation (SSA) Theory, and will involve most of its most prominent theorists, analysts and researchers worldwide.

The academic committee of this international event is composed of Dr. Terrence McDonough at NUIG, Prof. Michael Reich at the University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. David Kotz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

This conference will be held at the Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, and is sponsored by the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC), Computer Services, Faculty of Commerce and Department of Economics of NUIG. It has been organised by the Centre of Innovation & Structural Change (CISC) and the Department of Economics.

This conference will be fully broadcast through the internet, and it is expected the event will be the beginning of ongoing international discussions and contact.


Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

18:00 – 19:00 Registration. Reception. Cairnes School of Business & Public Policy.

19:00 – 21:00 Opening Session. SAC Room. St Antony’s building.



Welcome remarks:

Niall O’Brolchain, Green Party Mayor of Galway


Main Plenary:

Chair: Martin Wolfson, University of Notre Dame, USA.

Terrence McDonough, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
“SSA Theory: The State of the Art”

Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
"Changes in Capitalism since the Reagan Era: a Social Structure of Accumulation Approach"


David Kotz, University of Massachusettes, Amherst, USA.
“Institutional Structure or Social Structure of Accumulation?”



Friday, November 3rd, 2006

9:00 – 10:30

Theory


Chair: Barbara Harriss-White, Oxford University, UK.

Victor Lippit, University of California, Riverside, USA.
“Social Structure of Accumulation Theory”

Martin Wolfson, University of Notre Dame, USA.
“Class, Crisis, and the Theory of a Social Structure of Accumulation”

Brian O’Boyle, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
“The advantages of a Critical Realist SSA theory”


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 – 12:30

Finance and Regulation


Chair: Wendy Olson, University of Manchester UK.

Robert Boyer, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) & L’Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, France.
“The contemporary American SSA in the light of CEOs remuneration evolution”

Stavros Mavroudeas, University of Macedonia, Greece.
“Regulation Theory and the Social Structures of Accumulation: A Critical comparison”

William Tabb, Queens University & Graduate Centre of the City of New York, USA.
“The Centrality of Finance”


12:30 – 2:00 Lunch


14:00 – 15:30

Egypt and Brazil


Chair: Carlos Salas, El Colegio de Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Enid Hill, American University in Cairo, Egypt.

“Transitions from Socialism to Capitalism and the Legislation that Seeks to create new social structure of accumulation, with special reference to Egypt"

Hindenburgo Francisco Pires, Instituto de Geografia/UERJ, Brazil.
“Digital migration and regulation of the virtual structures of accumulation in Brazil”

Hawa Diawara, Université Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, France.
“The logic of financial crisis in a financializing regime of accumulation : the Brazilian specific case”


3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:30

Globalization, China and Crisis

Globalization, China and Crisis

Chair: Victor Lippit, University of California, Riverside, USA.

Emlyn Nardone, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
“Examining the role of ‘statelike’ structures in facilitating global accumulation processes”

Andrew Glyn, University of Oxford, UK.
“Will Marx be Right – China and the World Economy”

Minqi Li, University of Utah, USA.
"Capitalism with Zero Profit Rate?: Limits to Growth and the Law of the Tendency for the Rate of Profit to Fall"


19:00 Conference Dinner at Kirwan Lane Restaurant. Sponsor by the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).


Saturday, November 4th , 2006


10:00 – 11:30

Property and its Limits


Chair: Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Ann Davis, Marist College, USA.
“The Discourse of Property: Continuity within Transformation”

John Asimakopoulos, City University of New York, USA.
“The Private Property Elephant: An Anarcho-SSA analysis of globalization”



11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break


11:45 – 13:15

India


Chair: Minqi Li, University of Utah, USA.

Barbara Harriss-White, Oxford University, UK.
“Social structure, tax culture and the state : Tamil Nadu, India”

K. Ravi Raman, Manchester University, UK.
“Cultivating Crisis?: Unmasking the Social Structures of Accumulation, The Trojan Horse and the Derailment of Democracy in Kerala/India”

Enid Hill, American University in Cairo, Egypt.
“SSAs, Culture, Egypt”


1:15 – 2:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:00

USA and Labour



Chair: William Tabb, Queens University & Graduate Centre of the City of New York, USA.

Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
“Contestation in the New SSA : State and Municipal Minimum Wages and Living Wages”

Fidelma Murphy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
“Internationally Segmented Labour Markets and Maquilas of the Auto industry – The effects of Spatialisation on Capital/Labour Relations in the US and Mexico”

Samuel Rosenberg, Roosevelt University, USA.
“Neoliberalism, Deunionization and Labor Flexibility: Components of a New Social Structure of Accumulation for the United States?”


16:00 – 17:00

Clossing session:

Future Directions and Wrap Up


Chair: Samuel Rosenberg, Roosevelt University, USA.

Terrence McDonough, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
David D. Kotz, University of Massachusettes, Amherst, USA.

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