The Warwick Annual Debate on the Future of International Political Economy takes place on Wednesday March 13th at 5pm in S0.12.
This year's debate will challenge some of the common interpretations of Brexit, whilst offering up a wider range of ways in which we can better understand it, including through gender, post-colonial and new institutionalist lenses. By broadening our vision and placing Brexit within longer term political, cultural and economic contexts, the debate will shed light on Brexit as a process, and on what it means for the political economy of Britain and Europe.
We have, again, a great line-up of speakers: Professor Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey; Professor Ben Rosamond, Copenhagen University; Dr Nadine El-Enany, Birkbeck University of London; and Dr Muireann O'Dwyer, University of Warwick. All welcome!
"The Global Governance of Systemic Risk" published in New Political Economy
Matt Kranke and David Yarrow's article examines the global governance of systemic risk after the financial crisis. Analysing the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), they argue that attempts to render risk measurable sideline the political ambitions of macroprudential theory, especially the need for public control of financial practices. In the end, systemic risk may merely appear easier to control while genuine containment would require a critical rethinking of financialisation processes.
The article was published under a Creative Commons Attribution License and is thus freely available via the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13563467.2018.1545754.
Keith Hyams has been awarded funding from the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund for the 2 year research project ‘Challenging Inequalities: An Indo-European Perspective’.
The project is a collaboration with the Economics Department at Warwick, the Centre de Sciences Humaines in Delhi, and others. It aims to look at appropriate definitions and approaches to the measurement of inequality, attitudes to inequality, and interventions to reduce inequality in a development context.
PAIS academic Gabriel Siles-Brügge recently spoke at an event organized by EU-level health organisations in the European Parliament (on Thursday, 27 September 2018).
Drawing on his ongoing work into the political economy of Brexit and the future EU-UK economic partnership, Gabriel stressed two things. Firstly, that Brexit was likely to be an ongoing process beyond March 2019, requiring constant engagement from the health policy community and, secondly, that the options to maintain existing health policy collaborations outside of an EEA-style arrangement were relatively limited.
Gabriel is also an adviser to the European Public Health Alliance on trade and investment policy issues, but spoke in a personal capacity.
For more information on the event, see: https://www.biomedeurope.org/news-press/2018/111-brexit-the-european-parliament-s-role-in-prioritising-patients-public-health-and-health-security-across-europe-thursday-27-september-09h-00-11h-00-european-parliament-brussels.html
Ben Clift has recently been interviewed by the New Books Network about his latest monograph on the IMF.
A podcast of Ben's interview is available here:- http://newbooksnetwork.com/ben-clift-the-imf-and-the-politics-of-austerity-in-the-wake-of-the-global-financial-crisis-by-ben-clift-oxford-up-2018/
The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis by Ben Clift (Oxford University Press, 2018) provides the first comprehensive analysis of major shifts in IMF fiscal policy thinking as a consequence of the great financial crisis and the Eurozone debt crisis. It widely presents the IMF’s role in the politics of austerity. The book also offers an innovative theory specifying four mechanisms of IMF ideational change – reconciliation, operationalization, corroboration, and authoritative recognition. It combines in-depth content analysis of the Fund’s vast intellectual production with extensive interviews with IMF economists and management.