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Global Neoliberalisms

British Academy Conference: Global Neoliberalisms: Lost and Found in Translation
7-8 June 2018
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

This conference aims to provide a truly global account of the rise and entrenchment of the modern neoliberal order. Contributors will consider how neoliberal ideas travelled (or did not travel) across regions and polities; and analyse the how these ideas were translated between groups and regions as embodied behaviours and business practices as well as through the global media and international organisations. As the fate of neoliberalism appears in question across many regions, it is an opportune moment to make sense of its ascendancy on a global scale.

Convenors:
Professor James Mark, University of Exeter
Professor Richard Toye, University of Exeter
Dr Ljubica Spaskovska, University of Exeter
Dr Tobias Rupprecht, University of Exeter

Speakers include:
Professor Jennifer Bair, University of Virginia
Professor Susan Bayly, University of Cambridge
Professor Johanna Bockman, George Mason University
Professor Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School
Mr Julian Gewirtz, University of Oxford
Professor Daisuke Ikemoto, Meijigakuin University
Professor Artemy Kalinovsky, University of Amsterdam
Dr Alexander Kentikelenis, University of Oxford
Professor Pun Ngai, Hong Kong University
Professor Pal Nyiri, University of Amsterdam
Professor Vanessa Ogle, University of California, Berkeley
Professor David Priestland, University of Oxford
Professor Bernhard Rieger, University of Leiden
Professor Quinn Slobodian, Wellesley College and Harvard University
Dr Jorg Wiegratz, University of Leeds

Registration:
A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.

For further information and details of how to book please see the British Academy website.

Standard Admission: £95 for both days; £50 for one day
Early Bird booking (before 31 January 2018): £75 for both days; £40 for one day
Concessions: £36 for both days; £20 for one day


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

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