Recent event: Annual Cambridge Political Economy Society Conference supported by the RSA
The RSA once again supported the Annual Cambridge Political Economy Society conference, this year entitled Globalisation in Crisis? The Urban and Regional Challenges of the Great Instability.
The conference focused on the financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession of 2008-2010 which revealed the new global capitalism for what it really was – a highly unbalanced, debt-driven and unsustainable model of economic development which diminished environmental resources and undermined adaptive capacities. This model is now being increasingly challenged and the aim of this conference is to address the issues around it. The current crisis of neoliberal globalization provides an opportunity to take stock and rethink the ‘regional studies project’, and how that project might contribute to the search for a new model of economic growth that is more spatially balanced, sustainable and inclusive.
Themes for the conference included:
The Crisis of neoliberal Globalisation
Financialisation & its future
Future of Cities
Europe after Brexit
Regional Theory in a post crisis world
Industrial Strategy: Where to next?
Shifting relations in the world economy
The conference marked the 10th Anniversary of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.
Please note: The East Anglia Branch is a limited agent for the Regional Studies Association but without any authority to incur financial liability for that Association.