Critical.Theory.com’s 15 books to be excited about in 2014 – full list here. Some of these are new, some new translations, some new editions, but lots to get excited about – Derrida, Althusser, Jameson, Critchley, Laclau, Massumi & Manning etc.
Full details here - a summer school in international politics in a beautiful setting in Wales.
A unique opportunity for graduate students and academics engaged in work in international politics from a range of critical, postcolonial, feminist, post-structural and psychoanalytic traditions to return to key themes and thinkers and to re-examine their own work.
University of Chicago Press have made an excerpt from Christa Davis Acampora’s Contesting Nietzsche available – here.
Details of events in Manchester and London – as part of the Spring project.
The Socialist President Salvadore Allende was elected to power in Chile in 1970, and embarked upon a series of radical reforms to Chilean society and the economy. As an alternative to a Soviet style ‘centrally planned’ economy, Allende’s government instead looked for another route through which to replace the market.
At the heart of this strategy was Project Cybersyn, a prototype internet system designed to link together the needs of the economy via ‘central nervous system’. A radical experiment in grass-roots networking, Cybersyn aimed to directly involve workers at all levels of production and distribution in the organic management of the economy.
Speaking at this event will be Nathan Coombs (Research Fellow at Edinburgh University) who will be speaking on the technological potentials of economic planning. Alongside him will be former Director of Project Cybersyn Raul Espejo, who will discuss his experiences with Cybersyn and the ‘Third Route’ to economic planning.
MANCHESTER: December 9th, 7pm, Instituto Cervantes, 326 Deansgate, M3 4FN, £4 entry (£3 concession)
LONDON: December 16th, 7pm, The Blue Posts, 28 Rupert St, W1D 6DJ, FREE ENTRY
The department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick has two job vacancies that might be of interest – an Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies (Quantitative Methods) and a Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods. The second post is held jointly with the Department of Sociology, and there are two other posts in Sociology itself – all listed here. These are all part of a new research and teaching development at Warwick. People with an interest in areas that PaIS specialises in, including research on political geography and geopolitics, perhaps from a critical GIS or cartography background, are encouraged to apply.