Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Teach-In: Ideology after the crash

27 November 2013 | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Seminar

Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 19

The School of Politics and International Studies, in collaboration with Leeds University Business School, invite you to a teach-in on ‘ideology after the crash’.

Our six speakers will analyse the ideological responses of various political, business and academic leaders to the 2007/08 economic crash. They will unpack the ideological tenets of the crisis accounts of actors such as the IMF, the British Conservatives or scholar-advisor Jeffrey Sachs.

They will also discuss the ideological features of Britain’s post-crash industrial policy, the continued discourse and policy emphasis on ‘the entrepreneur’, and the power of post-crash neoliberalism.

The analysis will provide insights into some of the latest ideological twists offered by the political-economic establishment at a time when they are under pressure to provide more effective ideological narratives. This is because the neoliberal market society project promoted for decades is currently in severe crisis in both the Global North and Global South in terms of ideology and legitimacy, thus hegemony. An ideological fix and a new clean(sed) post-crash world view and ideological order is therefore what the establishment needs and is still searching for.

Our group of scholars will examine this key aspect of contemporary global politics.

The teach-in will include the following speakers:

  • Hugo Radice - Why neoliberalism still rules despite the global crisis
  • Dr Stefan Kesting - A tool to analyse ideology: Hirschman's Rhetoric of Reaction & Revolution
  • Professor Garry Dymski - The IMF: Is there a 12-step program for addiction to austerity policies?
  • Dr Jörg Wiegratz - ‘At the root of America’s economic crisis lies a moral crisis’: Jeffrey Sachs' The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall
  • Dr Charles Dannreuther - The Enduring Myth of the Entrepreneur
  • Martin Craig - Post-2008 Industrial Policy & Ideational Change: New Directions and New Tensions
  • Dr Stuart McAnulla - Who Will Rid me of this Troublesome State? Post-Crash Ideological Recrudescence in Cameron's Conservatives.

All are welcome to attend.

Location Details

Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 19

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