The WEA Online Conferences format, designed by Edward Fullbrook and Grazia Ietto-Gillies, makes full use of the digital technologies in the pursuit of the commitments included in the World Economics Association Manifesto: plurality, competence, reality and relevance, diversity, openness, outreach, ethical conduct, and global democracy. The WEA Online Conferences seek to also engage graduate and undergraduate students considering: (a) the variety of theoretical perspectives; (b) the range of human activities and issues which fall within the broad domain of economics; and (c) the study of the world’s diverse economies.
The call for papers for the next WEA Conference is now open. The conference Capital Accumulation, Production and Employment: Can We Bend the Arc of Global Capital Toward Justice? will focus on various aspects of global accumulation, production and employment from a broader perspective of examining their interlinkages with other economic, social, and political processes. Concerns with social inclusion extend well beyond purely economic account of justice and fairness, since the degree of economic inequality also affects social cohesion and political stability, and can also have negative implications for economic growth and democratic institutions.
In truth, this conference calls for a deep examination of current power, politics and economics in a social context where democratic institutions are being threatened. This attempt also involves critical thinking of theories of justice in light of applied challenges: What kind of justice should we bend the arc of global capital to? What are justice conditions and criteria, given the concern about capital accumulation, employment, and production?
Papers falling within the following themes and topics are welcome:
- Finance, investment and production
- Investment trends and the competition among countries for business
- Challenges to working conditions
- Economics and democracy
The Wea Conference leaders really encourage students to submit short papers. Our goal is to stimulate all students to write for different purposes and audiences using their capacity for creative and critical thought.
For more information, visit the conference website http://capital2016.weaconferences.net/