beyond neolibralism conference

Democracy Beyond Neoliberalism Conference

Ongoing Event

Zoom & LPE Blog

The “Law & Political Economy: Democracy Beyond Neoliberalism” Conference is part of a deliberate effort to critically transform legal thought. We are coming together in recognition that “the economy” cannot be separated from questions of power, distribution, and democracy. The conference was originally scheduled to meet at Yale Law School in April 2020 (the original conference…

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…

Conference Panel: The Political Economy of Motherhood

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: Transforming Private Control Over Political Production

Conference Panel: Transforming Private Control Over Political Production

Mar 18, 2021

Zoom

Thursday, March 18th, 7PM – 8:30PM ET 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…

Critical Theory & Law Reform: Past & Future

Critical Theory & Law Reform: Past & Future

Mar 22, 2021

Zoom

This panel will explore earlier critical legal theory movements that form the background for LPE today, including critical legal studies (CLS), critical race theory (CRT), and feminist and queer legal theory. CLS distributional analysis borrowed liberally from neo-classical economics, institutional economics and Marxist economics.  Key CLS themes included examining legal background rules as targets for…

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…

APPEAL’s “What Is Capitalism?” Reading Group

APPEAL’s “What Is Capitalism?” Reading Group

Mar 26, 2021

Zoom

Please join APPEAL for the next session of their reading group on the law and political economy of capitalism.  All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though we do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  We also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member, www.politicaleconomylaw.org. This session will…

CFP “Migrant farmworkers: resisting and organizing before, during and after Coronavirus”

CFP “Migrant farmworkers: resisting and organizing before, during and after Coronavirus”

Mar 31, 2021

Journal for Agrarian Change

Call for Papers for a Symposium on “Migrant farmworkers: resisting and organizing before, during and after Coronavirus.” To be submitted for review to Journal of Agrarian Change Guest Editors: Tomaso Ferrando, Talia Esnard, Vasanthi Venkatesh and Vladimir Bogoeski Rationale: Declared “essential” in many countries, migrant farm workers have been one of the most vulnerable worker…

IGLP 2021 Global Scholars Academy Application

IGLP 2021 Global Scholars Academy Application

Apr 02, 2021

The Graduate Institute

The Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the 2021 Global Scholars Academy organized in collaboration with The Graduate Institute, Geneva and generously supported by The Open Society University Network. The Academy, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from August 16 – 20, 2021, is an intensive combination…

Intersectional Environmentalism and the Biden Administration

Intersectional Environmentalism and the Biden Administration

Apr 08, 2021

Zoom

This panel will explore the connections between economic inequality, global environmental degradation (including but not limited to climate change), and racial discrimination (in all its varied forms). In doing so, the group will showcase expertise across different geographies and landscapes, with some panelists focusing on Indigenous Nations and rural spaces in the U.S. and others engaged with urban environmental…

Conference Panel: LPE, Inclusion, & Public Law

Conference Panel: LPE, Inclusion, & Public Law

Apr 26, 2021

Zoom

The panelists will engage in a roundtable discussion about the formation of legal, political, and economic units, social reproduction, and the state. What forms of autonomy (or interdependence) are required for true freedom or democracy? What structural barriers constrain solidarity among women (and other people) along lines of class, race, sexuality, ability, religion, age, and…