Conference Panel: Revival and Renewal of Marxist Approaches

Conference Panel: Revival and Renewal of Marxist Approaches

Mar 25, 2021

Zoom

This panel is part of a broader trend of revival and renewal of Marxist approaches to law and political economy. These papers aim to use the resources offered by the Marxist tradition in such a way that takes seriously the axes of oppression, domination and exploitation. The papers approach diverse questions using the core tools…

Conference Panel: Transforming Private Control Over Political Production

Conference Panel: Transforming Private Control Over Political Production

Mar 18, 2021

Zoom

This panel will discuss an array of concrete institutional barriers to democracy under neoliberalism, including the legal configurations of property, markets, economic development, political representation, campaign finance, corporations, labor unions, central banking, and international trade agreements. Given the complexity and social embeddedness of our institutional arrangements, how can we possibly democratize the economy? Can we…

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Conference Panel: The Political Economy of Motherhood

Mar 17, 2021

Zoom

This panel will examine how various political and legal frameworks—the criminal legal system, child welfare system, the employment market, and historic regimes of slavery—interact to punish poor and working mothers and to prevent them from full participation in the demos. Barriers include a lack of affordable child care, increasingly high standards of expected parenting and…

Conference Panel: Moral Economy after Consumer Sovereignty

Conference Panel: Moral Economy after Consumer Sovereignty

Mar 12, 2021

Zoom

This panel will examine the values or normative principles that govern legitimate and illegitimate conduct in economic life, particularly as those values are embodied in law. Although it purports to be opposed to the application of moral principles to the marketplace, neoliberalism has a distinctive moral economy that revolves—at least discursively—around the concept of consumer…

CLASSCRITS: Racial Capitalism Workshop

CLASSCRITS: Racial Capitalism Workshop

Mar 10, 2021

Zoom

In recent years, interest in racial capitalism has exploded in several disciplines, including history, political theory, and cultural studies. What does “racial capitalism” mean? What is, or should be, the relationship of this framework to Critical Race Theory and settler colonialism theory? What might an understanding of legal doctrines, institutions, and processes add to racial…

Conference Panel: Social Movements and the Relation to the Political

Conference Panel: Social Movements and the Relation to the Political

Mar 04, 2021

Zoom

As legal scholars and social scientists have begun to center questions of law and political economy, powerbuilding community organizations have also grappled with how to take action to structurally challenge the neoliberal present. This panel will feature reflections about the ways that social movements facilitate democratic engagement (including constitutional interpretation), as well as new forms…

Law and Political Economy Society

LPE Society: Intro to LPE w/ David Grewal

Mar 04, 2021

Zoom

The Law and Political Economy Society (www.lpesoc.org) at Berkeley is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering interest and discussion in LPE, offering a community through which students and practitioners can build creative thinking, dissent, and systemic critique into their study and practice. The LPE Soc is very excited to host Introduction to Law and Political…

Conference Panel: Power, Money & Markets

Conference Panel: Power, Money & Markets

Mar 01, 2021

Zoom

This panel will discuss the complex links between the legal dynamics of money and markets, and their role in economic development and geopolitics. Critical theories of money stress that its legal construction can make or break social transformation. But how elastic is the law of money, especially in ‘peripheral’ financial markets? How does the valuation…

APPEAL’S “WHAT IS CAPITALISM?” READING GROUP

APPEAL’S “WHAT IS CAPITALISM?” READING GROUP

Feb 26, 2021

Zoom

The next session of APPEAL’s What Is Capitalism? Reading Group will explore feminist insights into the law and political economy of capitalism. All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though they do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  They also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member, www.politicaleconomylaw.org.…

Conference Panel: Globalization After Neoliberalism – Disruption, Distribution, & Democracy in the World Economic Order

Conference Panel: Globalization After Neoliberalism – Disruption, Distribution, & Democracy in the World Economic Order

Feb 23, 2021

ZOOM

Inequity-fueled populism, along with financial crises and a pandemic, have disrupted the neoliberal economic order. Its’ legal pillars and institutions are challenged and there are calls to reform both trade and investment law. As the globalization constructed in the 1990s unravels, we must look for new approaches to the world economy. While some think that…

Conference Panel: Racial Capitalism

Conference Panel: Racial Capitalism

Feb 22, 2021

Zoom

This panel brings together work in progress from a new generation of legal scholars who explore the link between law and racial capitalism. From a range of vantage points, these scholars investigate and document the central role that race and racism play in constructing the foundation of our modern capitalist economy. Instead of locating racism outside…

ClassCrits Event: Presumed Incompetence

ClassCrits Event: Presumed Incompetence

Feb 19, 2021

Zoom

This panel hosted by ClassCrits brings together one of the co-editors and several contributors to Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2020). The panel will discuss the formidable obstacles that women of color encounter in the academic workplace and the tenacity and creativity that they deploy to…