Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Global Crisis: Responses and Impacts in the Global South workshop

04 March 2011 | 09:30am - 5:30pm | Workshop

Room G19, Old Mining Building

* This event is for University of Leeds staff and students only

This one day workshop examines the nature and character of the global capitalist crisis, its origins in Europe and North America and the impact in the Global South.  It does so by exploring perspectives that explain the background to the crisis and its consequences focussing on several key areas with the aim of understanding the ways in which the crisis has unfolded within the neo-liberal context, its global dynamics as well as national and local features. 

Two presentations will map out the background to the crisis and the importance of understanding the context in which it has emerged.  These presentations will indicate how global dynamics impact on the world economy and unfold and are mediated by local actors in the global South.  Specific case study focuses will then examine the ways in which the crisis impacts on women and ask:  What is the significance of a gender analysis of international financial institutions, why is an understanding of gender relations necessary to explore the ways in which the crisis in general emerged and has been described and what implications has the crisis had on women in the global South?  Further case study analysis involves the study of the impact of the global crisis in Africa and the Middle East and resistance to it.  


10:00 am -11:30 pm Session 1

Hugo Radice (Life Fellow, University of Leeds)
‘The crisis and the global south: from development to capitalism’

Pietro Masina (Associate Professor of International Political Economy, University of Naples)
‘When the geese stop flying: economic crises and the challenges for industrial upgrading in Southeast Asia’

11:30am-11:45  Coffee/Tea break

11:30 am -1:15 pm Session 2

Ruth Pearson (Professor of Development Studies, University of Leeds))
‘Post-Crisis struggles over the "Reproductive Bargain": Lessons from the South for the North’

Irene Van Staveren (Institute of Social Studies Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
‘Gender trends during financial crises in developing countries’

1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch

2:15pm-3:45pm Session 3

George Joffe (Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge)
‘The political implications of the developmental crisis in North Africa’

Peter Lawrence (Professor of Development Economics, University of Keele)
‘The Financial Crisis and sub-Saharan Africa’

3:45pm-4 pm Coffee/Tea break

4 pm-5:30pm Session 4

Peter Dwyer (Ruskin College, Oxford)
‘Responses to the Financial Crisis: resistance and social movements in the global south’

Marianne Maeckelbergh (Leiden University)
‘Property, Investment and Social Movement Responses to the Financial Crisis in New York City’

Location Details

G19 Old Mining Building

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