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  • CONFERENCE 2016: “CAPITAL AS POWER: BROADENING THE VISTA”

    Growing interest in CasP, especially from young researchers, has contributed to a widening body of works dealing with different countries, regions, sectors, processes, methodologies and debates.


  • THE CAPITALIST MODE OF POWER (Second Speaker Series)

    Existing theories of capitalism, mainstream as well as heterodox, view capitalism as a mode of production and consumption. This speaker series interrogates capitalism as a mode of power. The series is organized by the Forum on Capital as Power.


  • Jonathan Nitzan – CAPITAL ACCUMULATION: FICTION AND REALITY

    The current crisis, economists argue, happened due to a 'mismatch' between financial and real capital. The problem is the mismatch itself does not exist. The very distinction between 'real' and ‘financial’ capital is entirely fictitious.


  • SPEAKER SERIES ON THE CAPITALIST MODE OF POWER

    Existing theories of capitalism, mainstream as well as heterodox, view capitalism as a mode of production and consumption. The purpose of this speaker series is to interrogate capitalism as a mode of power.


  • Jonathan Nitzan – LSE PUBLIC EVENT: CAN CAPITALISTS AFFORD RECOVERY?

    Theorists and policymakers from all directions and of all persuasions remain obsessed with the prospect of recovery. For mainstream economists, the key question is how to bring about such a recovery. For heterodox political economists, the main issue is whether sustained growth is possible to start with. But there is a prior question that nobody seems to ask: can capitalists afford recovery in the first place?


  • CONFERENCE 2012: “CAPITALIZING POWER: THE QUALITIES AND QUANTITIES OF ACCUMULATION”

    This is the third in a conference series organized by the Forum on Capital as Power. The present meetings explore the capitalization of power. There are 24 presentations, including keynote addresses and guest presentations by Jeffrey Harrod, Herman Schwartz, Justin Podur, J.J. McMurtry and Jonathan Nitzan.


  • Jordan Brennan – A SHRINKING UNIVERSE: HOW CORPORATE POWER SHAPES INEQUALITY

    This presentation will explore the linkages between corporate power and inequality, arguing that both the level and pattern of inequality in Canada closely shadow the differential power of capital.


  • CONFERENCE 2011: “THE CAPITALIST MODE OF POWER: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”

    This is the second in a conference series organized by the Forum on Capital as Power. The present meetings explore the capitalist mode of power. There are 26 presentations, including keynote addresses and guest presentations by Bob Jessop, Randall Wray, Michael Perelman and Jonathan Nitzan.


  • CONFERENCE 2010: “CRISIS OF CAPITAL, CRISIS OF THEORY”

    This is the first in a conference series organized by the Forum on Capital as Power and sponsored by Routledge and Springer. The present meetings explore the dual crisis of capital and theory. There are 21 scheduled presentations, including keynote addresses by Herman Scwhartz and Randall Germain and guest presentations by George Comninel, Leo Panitch, David McNally and Jonathan Nitzan.


  • James McMahon – I’VE SEEN THIS MOVIE A THOUSAND TIMES: RISK AND THE HOLLYWOOD FILM BUSINESS

    Why does Hollywood lack originality? Why is Hollywood cinema so repetitive? This presentation will theoretically and empirically explain why Hollywood's so-called risk-aversion is strategic. The decline in risk is a sign of how the major distributors have been able to exercise greater and greater control over the social relations of cinema.