Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Savage Wars of the Capitalist Peace: The New Geoeconomics & the Rise of China


Adelaide University's Dr. Kanishka Jayasuriya gives a keynote talk "The Savage Wars of the Capitalist Peace: The New Geoeconomics & the Rise of China". In the context of political science literature on "rising powers", he examines the weaknesses of nation-state centrism and mainstream thinking on the "rise of china", and how this ignores the more nuanced shifting socio-economic relations occurring through global capitalism and how this relates to China. To discuss this he looks in particular at the 'Asian Century White Paper Report' commissioned by the Australian government of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. I recorded this talk in June of 2013 at the "Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania conference" at Griffith University in Brisbane. This was the 2nd conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC). For more information see:http://netglobalcapitalism.wordpress.com

Crisis, the Emerging New Stage of Capitalism, and the Need of a Transnational Class Strategy for Social Emancipation


Above is a talk and brief interview with Dr. George Liodakis that I recorded in September of 2011 at the first conference of Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC) in Prague, Czech Republic. His paper was titled "Crisis, the Emerging New Stage of Capitalism, and the Need of a Transnational Class Strategy for Social Emancipation." Professor Liodakis teaches at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. Among many other publications, he is the author of the book: "Totalitarian Capitalism and Beyond" (London: Ashgate, 2010).

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Political Economy Approach Versus the Network Theory Approach to Understanding Global Capitalism


Dr. Jerry Harris, political economist at DeVry University in Chicago,IL, gives a talk on transnational class formation and global capitalism. He looks in particular at the differences between the political economist approach to this topic and how network theory sociologists have looked at global capitalism and the transnational capitalist class. I recorded this talk in June of 2013 at the "Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania conference" at Griffith University in Brisbane. This was the 2nd conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC). For more information see: http://netglobalcapitalism.wordpress.com

Sunday, 7 July 2013

China's Integration into Global Capitalism

Below is a video I recorded (apologies for the bad angles, as I have not figured out on my computer yet how to adjust these) of Dr. Jerry Harris, a political economist at DeVry University in Chicago. Here he discusses the integration of China into global capitalism and in particular the transnational economic and class dynamics of this process. This talk was given in June of 2013 at the "Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania conference" at Griffith University in Brisbane. Most of the Q&A's are also included toward the end of the video. This talk was given at the 2nd conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC). The conference was held at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and focused on "Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania". For more information see: http://netglobalcapitalism.wordpress.com



Thursday, 4 July 2013

Finance Capital and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Interested Investors

         Below is a video I recorded of Griffith University Sociologists Dr. Georgina Murray and Dr. David Peetz examining if it is possible within the logic of finance capital to have some groups or sub-class of the transnational capitalist class that can be focused toward the longer-term, whereas the great drive in financialization over recent decades has been toward increasing emphasis on short-termism (I.E. short term profits). The research here points to the contradictions of global capitalism, emphasizing the detrimental impact it is having upon our planet.

         Once the main lecture in the video begins (after the intro) at around 2 minutes and 33 seconds, you will need to turn the volume up significantly. This talk was given in June of 2013 at the "Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania conference" at Griffith University in Brisbane. This was the 2nd conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC). For more information see:http://netglobalcapitalism.wordpress.com