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GLOBAL NEOLIBERALISMS: LOST AND FOUND IN TRANSLATION

A British Academy Conference
Thursday 7 June 2018 and Friday 8 June 2018

The British Academy
10–11 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AH
Charing Cross/Piccadilly Circus Tube

This conference addresses questions about neoliberalism’s intellectual (and other) origins, and why it came to play such a powerful role across the globe. It will develop and extend new work which seeks to understand the rise of multiple neoliberalisms as ideology and practice.

→  Global Neoliberalisms Conference Flyer

Conference Programme

THURSDAY 7th JUNE

8.45-9.15 – REGISTRATION

9.15-9.30 – INTRODUCTION

James Mark, Richard Toye, Tobias Rupprecht, Ljubica Spaskovska

9.30-11 – CIRCULATIONS: THE COLD WAR AND AFTER

Chair: James Mark (Exeter)

Vanessa Ogle (UC Berkeley) Diplomat Capitalists, Spooks, and the spread of Free-Market Capitalism: Revisiting the Global Cold War, 1960s-1970s

Quinn Slobodian (Harvard/Wellesley) White Supremacy and the Neoliberals: South Africa as Laboratory and Limit Case

REFRESHMENTS

11.15- 12.45 – CIRCULATIONS: THE COLD WAR AND AFTER (2)

Tobias Rupprecht (Exeter) Pinochet in Prague: Latin American Neoliberalism and (Post-) Socialist Eastern Europe

Richard Toye (Exeter) and Daisuke Ikemoto (Meiji Gakuin University) Contesting ‘economic miracles’: neoliberal exchange and resistance in the UK and Japan

12.45-1.45 – LUNCH 

1.45 – 3.15 – LABOUR, GENDER AND NEOLIBERALISM

Chair: Matthew Eagleton-Pierce (SOAS)

Pál Nyíri  (Amsterdam) “Culture talk,” spectres of socialism and neoliberal management techniques in a Chinese-run factory in Hungary

Artemy Kalinovsky (Amsterdam) Abandoning the Factory: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Soviet Central Asian Entrepreneur

REFRESHMENTS

3.30- 5.00 – LABOUR, GENDER AND NEOLIBERALISM (2)

Pun Ngai (Hong Kong University) Neoliberalism in Crisis: Producing new subjects of Migrant Labour in China

Bernhard Rieger (Leiden) Making Homo Oeconomicus? Unemployment Policy Since the Sixties in Transatlantic Context

 

FRIDAY 8th JUNE

9-10.30 – INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL

Chair: Ljubica Spaskovska (Exeter)

Alexander Kentikelenis (Oxford) The Making of Global Neoliberalism: The IMF, Structural Adjustment, and the Clandestine Politics of International Institutional Change

Jennifer Bair (Virginia) The Long 1970s: NIEO, Neoliberalism and the Right to Development

10.30 – 10.45 – REFRSHMENTS

10.45- 12.15  – INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL (2)

Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School) The World Bank in Ghana, 1970-1985 – Neoliberalism and institutional voids

Jörg Wiegratz (Leeds) Embedding the neoliberal moral order: The political economy of moral change in Uganda

12.15-1.15 – LUNCH 

1.15-2.45 – SOCIALISM/POSTSOCIALISM AND THE RISE OF NEOLIBERALISM

Chair : Artemy Kalinovsky (Amsterdam)

Johanna Bockman (George Mason) Recovering the Socialisms in Neoliberalism: Anti-Colonial Banking, Anti-Capitalist Markets, and Revolutionary Structural Adjustment

Julian Gewirtz (Harvard Kennedy School) The Transnational Roots of China’s Socialist Market Economy

2.45 -3.00 – REFRESHMENTS 

3.00 – 4.30 – SOCIALISM/POSTSOCIALISM AND THE RISE OF NEOLIBERALISM (2)

Susan Bayly (Cambridge) Neoliberalisms in Asian global dialogue: The perspective from late-socialist Vietnam

David Priestland (Oxford) Embedding Neoliberalism: Politics, Markets and Morality in the Czech Republic and Russia

4.30 -5.00 – CONCLUDING DISCUSSION

 

For further information and registration please go to: The British Academy Event Page

All welcome. Registration fee payable.