Fourteenth WAPE Forum: ‘Class, State and Nation in the 21st Century’
19-21 July 2019, Winnipeg, Canada
Hosted by the Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, Canada
Abstracts Due: March 31, 2019
Utsa Patnaik, Maria Paez Victor, Cheng Enfu, Michael Hudson
The 14th annual Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, on ‘Class, State and Nation in the Twenty-First Century’ will be held from 19-21 July 2019 at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, hosted by the Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) at the University of Manitoba.
The theme is designed to address the interaction of class, nation and state at the domestic and international levels. It will address the centrality of the state in tackling issues societies face domestically – such as the continuing economic malaise after 2008, the polarization of politics and the re-emergence of class politics and the hopeful signs of a resurgence of wider progressive politics – including feminist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist and indigenous movements and parties.
It is also designed to draw attention to the central role of states in the increasingly multipolar world order, transformed by the rise of China and other developing nations, as evidenced in trade wars, proliferating sanctions, the role of new powers in the middle east, the challenges to the international role of the dollar and so on.
Finally, it will also cover the interaction of nation-hood with all these, from progressive to reactionary national movements to the interaction of nations and nationalisms with international institutions and structures.