Spaces of Debtfare and Dispossession in Uneven Development
Event Date: February 8, 2012 - 2:30 pm
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
SUSANNE SOEDERBERG, Queen’s University.
Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS.
Free. In English with a biligual question period. Registration is not required.
Susanne Soederberg is Professor and Canada Research Chair at Queen’s University. She is author of several single-authored books: The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture: Reimposing Neoliberal Domination in the Global South (2004); Global Governance in Question: Empire, Class, and the New Common Sense in Managing Globalization (2006); and Corporate Power and Ownership in Contemporary Capitalism: The Politics of Resistance and Domination(2010) (winner of the Rik Davidson/Studies in Political Economy book prize 2010 and short-listed for the International Political Economy Working Group of the British International Studies Association book prize 2010), and a co-edited volume, Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Erosion of National Models of Capitalism (with Philip G. Cerny and Georg Menz) (2005). Professor Soederberg’s current five-year research plan (2010-2015) involves two major research projects. The first project, Cannibalistic Capitalism: The Making of Predatory Credit, is a single-authored book that critically explores the capitalist nature of the credit system, and debt relations therein, within the contexts of the American political economy (e.g., credit cards, pension securitization, payday loans, etc.) and the global South (the securitization of global development finance and micro-credit). Her second project, Greening Corporations: The Politics of Environmental Shareholder Activism, seeks to build understanding of, and accountability in, environmental shareholder activism – a process the vast majority of people in North America and Europe are unaware they are involved in.
This event is part of the 2011-2012 International Political Economy Speakers’ Series.
Tags: capitalism, credit, debt, development, international political economy, Soedergerg