Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Below is a Call for Papers that inspires critical, big-picture thinking. Among the possible topics, conference organizers have included the following environmentally-related ones:
- Population and shifting demographics—opportunities and rhetorical strategies
- Capture and the regulated state
- The economy, class and energy policy
- Class, race, climate change and the environment
- The contracting state, private governance and the emergence of a new feudalism?
- The dysfunctional corporate food sytem
ClassCrits VI: Stuck in Forward? Debt, Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political
Sponsored by Southwestern Law School & U.C. Davis School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, November 15-16, 2013
Excerpt from the Call for Papers:
"What are the possibilities and alternatives for a genuinely progressive economic project in an age of resurgent neoliberal policies and politics, worldwide shifts in population and demographics, and hegemonic economics? How can we address the challenges of our age including, but not limited to: globalization; shifting power relationships between the developed world and formerly “third world” countries; massive intergenerational and upward transfers of wealth; abject poverty; staggering debt; wage stagnation; a declining middle class; an increasingly dysfunctional food system; and environmental and climate risks that will require concerted national and international efforts. Stuck in Forward? Debt, Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political will address these questions by bringing together scholars, economists, activists, policymakers, and others to critically examine and take stock of who wins, who loses, how the law facilitates the hierarchical and spatial distribution of winners and losers, and how we may use law and politics to develop both real and utopian interstitial spaces of classlessness within the new post-recession global order."
Proposal Submission Procedure and EXTENDED Deadline
Please submit your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2013. Proposals should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information, the title of the paper to be presented, and an abstract of the paper to be presented of no more than 750 words. Junior scholar submissions for works in progress should be clearly marked as “JUNIOR SCHOLAR WORK IN PROGRESS PROPOSAL.”
See the full Call for Papers and Presentations for more information about this year’s themes and topics.
- Lesley McAllister