Development Studies Events
- Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises
Competition and conflict are intrinsic features of modern societies. Inequality is persistent, and booms andbusts are recurrent outcomes throughout capitalist history. State intervention modifies these patterns butdoes not abolish them.
- Film: The Factory – (Maruti Suziki, Manesar, India)
A documentary by Rahul Roy
- Book Launch: The Sweatshop Regime: Labouring Bodies, Exploitation and Garments Made in India
Dr Alessandra Mezzadri
- This book explores the processes producing and reproducing the garment sweatshop in India.Drawing from Marxian and feminist insights, the book theorizes the sweatshop as a complex ‘regime’of exploitation and oppression, jointly crafted by global, regional and local actors, and working acrossproductive and reproductive realms.
- Combatting the Business of Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains
Dr Genevieve LeBaron
- Forced labour has become big business in global supply chains, with illegal profits estimated by theInternational Labour Organization to top $150 billion annually.
- The Struggle for Development
Dr Benjamin Selwyn (Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, UK)
- Mainstream development thinking – whether (neo) liberal, statist and some Marxist variants – is founded upon a fundamental paradox. It advocates the oppression and exploitation of the poor in the name of helping the poor. It is authoritarian while proclaiming its love for democracy.
- Anti-Value in Marx
Professor David Harvey (Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA)
- At the end of the very first section of Capital, after offering an initial definition of the labor theory of value, Marx observes that "nothing can be of value without being an object of utility.
- The Russian Crisis and Global Geopolitics: Dilemmas of Authoritarian Rule
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova (City Political Economy Research Centre, City, University of London, UK)
- Is Debt Write-off a Viable Solution to the Crisis of Financialisation?
Dr Johnna Montgomerie (Department of Politics and International Relations, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
- Agrarian Questions Then And Now
Professor Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford), Professor Terry Byres (SOAS, UK), Professor Henry Bernstein (SOAS, UK), Professor Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (Wageningen University, Netherlands), Chaired by Dr Jens Lerche (SOAS, UK)