IPEG Events

2017 IPEG Annual Conference

IPE in the Midst of Global Crises
6/7 October 2017, University of Liverpool

A very stark reality is now setting in of deep-seated perpetual crises: Brexit, people going  missing in Mexico, Trump, migration crises in various parts of the world, raising nationalism in India, 11 million French citizens voting for a far right presidential candidate, climate change to name only a few – without new ideas, concepts and theories to inform practice, policy and politics there is no prospect for renewal. In the midst of this deepening crisis there are many prospects for change. For the study of international political economy to continue to offer relevant and meaningful accounts of contemporary capitalism it must also change with the times.

Pluralism is our strength, and as such we seek to build bridges between the theoretical traditions of political economy and cultural economy, but also between structuralism and post-structuralism, or Marxism, Feminism and any other of the endless lists of isms that divide us into different schools, approaches or ‘disciplines’. We believe that at this juncture, these divisions only serve to discipline us and effectively mute our contribution to contemporary debates.

Therefore, we particularly invite proposals for Panels and Papers that aim to overcome these disciplining tendencies, celebrating the diversity of IPE and hopefully inviting new and exciting voices from outside established networks to join into our discussions. We hope you share this call for papers widely among your colleagues and networks.

We will keep with last years’ structure of an afternoon session on the 6th October followed by a symposium discussion and conference dinner (at own costs), the 7th October will see panels, a keynote lecture by the IPEG Book Prize Winner and the Annual IPEG General Meeting.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available, with priority given to PhD students and unwaged participants.

Paper and Panel abstracts should be sent to Daniela Tepe-Belfrage (d.tepe-belfrage@liverpool.ac.uk) by 30th June 2017.

Details of previous conferences and any upcoming workshops are below.


Previous events:

  • IPEG/SPERI Workshop May 2014, Sheffield University: Forced Labour