Workshop Theme: The Interregnum: Political Economy Between World Orders
Location: The University of Melbourne
Dates: 9-10 February, 2023
The 21st Century has been characterised by upheaval and flux, leading many to speculate that the prevailing world order may be in decline. What are the implications for political economy in the period between orders, given that most of the world’s population, natural resources, and economic activities are located outside of the Western hemisphere, and that this concentration of power will likely be a major driver of global political and economic dynamism? As a result of the state of flux between competing visions of world order, key questions loom large, including: what is the future of global capital(ism) as we know it? How have shifts in the global economy shaped rising social and political tensions that contribute to instability in the global order? How have states responsed to recurrent crises in the global system, and to what effects?
This workshop calls for papers that can address the causes, effects, and means of change in the global political economy in the 21st century, broadly understood and defined. While all papers relevant to international political economy are welcome, we warmly invite papers that consider the causes, effects, and experiences of capitalism as a space in flux, particularly as it coincides with conflict and contestation. We also warmly invite papers that address the implications of political economy as a field of study, itself, and advance epistemological efforts to bring together perspectives from across the social sciences, contending with transdisciplinary inquiry across geographical studies, sociology, anthropology, political economy and political science, including critiques of patriarchy, ecological crisis, financialisation, and labour exploitation.
PhD/ECR Travel Bursaries
To assist PhD candidates and other ECRs with limited means to participate in the 13th AIPEN Workshop at the University of Melbourne, we will be offering travel bursaries of up to $500 per person.
If you are seeking funding, please note this when you submit your abstract and include:
- Statement of financial need/other sources of funding available to support travel to AIPEN
- Draft budget
Submission Details: The AIPEN 2023 organising committee invites you to submit your proposal before 31 October 2022. Paper proposals should contain an abstract of on more than 250 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should elaborate a specific theme, its rationale, and the main questions to be addressed.
Please submit proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “AIPEN 2023 Proposal”.