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Eve Chiapello,  Research Director at the  École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), ParisEve Chiapello, Research Director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Workshop on July, 6th - lecture on July, 5th

The  "Research Group on Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance" organizes a Workshop with Eve Chiapello, sociologist and currently research director at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.

The Workshop takes place at July, 6th, from 10.00 to 13:00  at the InIIS (Room 7.2210). If you want to participate in the seminar, please contact s.moeller[at]uni-bremen.de..

The day before, on June 05th,  she will talk on “The Financialization of Public Policies” within the BIGSSS lectures series. This lecture is in room 7.2210, too.

Find more information at the website of the  Research Group on Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance.

 

Impression of a workshop Impression of a workshop
Bericht zum Young Scholars Workshop liegt vor

Vom 21.-23. September veranstaltete die Forschungsgruppe “Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance“ den internationalen Young Scholars Workshop "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Finance". 30 NachwuchsakademikerInnen aus unterschiedlichen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen diskutierten über Möglichkeiten und Grenzen unterschiedlicher Ansätze zur Erforschung des globalen Finanzsystems. 

Neben drei Paper-Workshops berichteten drei etablierte WissenschaftlerInnen über ihre Forschung:

  • Eleni Tsingou (Copenhagen Business School): “Ideational ecologies in central banking”
  • Lucia Quaglia (University of York) “The European Union and Global Financial Regulation”
  • Phil Mader (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex): “The Political Economy of Microfinance: Financializing Poverty”

 

Ausführliche Informationen zu dem Workshop erhalten Sie auf der Website der Forschungsgruppe Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance.

 

 

October - December 2016

From October until mid-December, Sebastian Möller will be visiting researcher at the “People, Management and Organisations” department of the Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester). During his research stay, Sebastian will be supervised by Julie Froud (Professor of Financial Innovation) and Adam Leaver (Professor in Financialization Analysis and Business). In Manchester, Sebastian will conduct fieldwork for his research project on municipal derivatives, exchange ideas with scholars and other PhD candidates at AMBS, and present tentative findings in a colloquium. Within his project, the LOBO loan engagement of the Manchester city council is a crucial case study. During his stay, Sebastian will conduct both expert interviews with financial professionals and public administrators as well as document and archival research. Sebastian was able to raise funding for his research stay from the BremenIDEA out program.

 

Sebastian Möller guest researcher at ICAE

In June, Sebastian Möller will be hosted for 3 weeks by the “Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy” (ICAE) at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) as a visiting researcher. This research institute was founded in 2009 in order to analyze causes and effects of the recent financial crisis with an interdisciplinary and pluralistic approach to economics. During his stay Sebastian will conduct fieldwork for his dissertation project “Global Finance & Local Budgets – Municipal Governments´ Engagement in the Derivatives Market and the Role of Transnational Service Firms”. Moreover, Sebastian will exchange ideas on empirical financial markets research with scholars from ICAE and participate in ICAE´s summer academy 2016 on globalization and transnational corporate power in the 21st century.

Call for Papers: Young Scholars Workshop on Finance in Bremen

The research group "Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance" is hosting a young scholars workshop on interdisciplinary perspectives on finance in September at the University of Bremen. The Call for papers has now been lauched. Paper proposals can be submitted until May 20.

The CfP and further information on the workshop can be found here.

“Local governments & global finance: Municipal engagement in the derivatives market”

In March, Sebastian Möller will present a short papers on his research project at a workshop called “Debt trails: Mapping relations of debt and credit from evryday actors to global credit markets”. The workshop is organized by Paul Langley (Durham University) and Liz McFall (Open University) and will be hosted by ELTE University Budapest and the Journal of Cultural Economy. Sebastian will talk about “Local governments & global finance: Municipal engagement in the derivatives market”. He receives the travel & accomodation grant for the workshop funded by ELTE University.

"The politics of debt in financialized capitalism"

In summer term, Marcus Wolf and Sebastian Möller will teach the bloc seminar "The politics of debt in financialized capitalism" in the BA Political Science (M11 & M13) and in General Studies. The seminar will be held in English language and covers the empirical and theoretical analysis of both private and public debt in historical perspective. Special attention will be paid to current developments under financialized capitalism. After a general introduction to the topic, students will have the opportunity to explore self-chosen topics and to present a short paper at the second weekend of the course.

Please register via Stud.IP. The introductory session will take place on 20 April, 4 pm at UNICOM 2210 (InIIS).

Financial Inclusion or a deeper Financialisation of Poverty?

On 28 January, the next "Politics & Finance" Seminar of the research group "Transnational political ordering in global finance" will take place at InIIS. Phil Mader from the IDS at the University of Sussex will talk about financial inclusion as a successor of microfinance.

You can find more information about the event here.

20 Jahre Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Beziehungen20 Jahre Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Beziehungen
Vortragsveranstaltung und Symposium anlässlich des 20jährigen Bestehens des Instituts für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien

Vor 20 Jahren wurde das Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien (InIIS) an der Universität Bremen mit Unterstützung
des Senats der Freien Hansestadt Bremen gegründet.
Die damalige Idee, die beiden politikwissenschaftlichen Teildisziplinen der Internationalen Beziehungen und der Politischen
Theorie in einem Institut zusammenzuführen, hat sich als weitsichtig erwiesen. Die Forschungsthemen
und -ansätze des Instituts haben bis heute nichts von ihrer Bedeutung eingebüßt.
Gegründet von den Professoren Dr. Bernhard Peters, Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Senghaas und Dr. Michael Zürn hat das InIIS in den letzten
20 Jahren maßgeblich dazu beigetragen, dass die Politikwissenschaft heute zu den führenden Disziplinen an der Universität
Bremen gehört.

Das Programm können Sie hier als PDF herunterladen.

 

 

 

Source: Corporateeurope.org (CEO)Source: Corporateeurope.org (CEO)
Workshop on 20.10. with Pia Eberhardt from the NGO Corporate Europe Observatory

In October, the research group “Transnational political ordering in global finance” will start its lecture series “Politics & Finance” at the Bremen Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS). The first guest is Pia Eberhardt from the Brussels based NGO Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). In her talk “Insights from the Engine Room – Lobbying in Brussels”, Pia will share her impressions of corporate lobbying practices in the EU´s political decision-making process. Particularities of interest group activities in Brussels will be stressed and the role of CEO will be introduced. Especially colleagues from InIIS, SOCIUM, BIGSSS and students from the University of Bremen are invited to discuss these topics with our guest.

“Insights from the Engine Room – Lobbying in Brussels” (Pia Eberhardt, CEO)
Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 10-12
Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7, 28359 Bremen
Room: UNICOM 2020