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The next economic crisis: Shallow catalysts and structural causation

When: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Michelle.Gallant@wits.ac.za

 

Professor Patrick Bond will present his inaugural lecture.

From America's new regime to the Zuma government (and many in between), it is tempting to attribute declining investor confidence, speculative bubbles and financial turbulence to state mal-governance.

But surface-level misdiagnoses often generate banal policy recommendations, usually centered on the most obvious 'neo-patrimonial' features. Instead, deeper considerations of political-economic, political-ecological, decolonial and feminist framings point toward different reasons and solutions for the multiple crises of contemporary capitalism, local to global.

 

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