Webinar 6: The Political Economy of Crisis.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars organised by the SCSC with scholars from around the world. The themes of the webinars will be centered around the topic of the polarities of crisis in the global world, where crisis is simultaneously understood as an area of contestation and control. The prospective themes include “health and crisis”, “climate and crisis”, “corruption and crisis”, “universities and crisis”, gender and crisis”, and others.

In this webinar on 15 April 2021, 10-12 (CET), we explore the political economy of crisis.

The global political economy gets its shape from power struggles and contingent modes of production and exploitation, and the ongoing crises break these structuring dynamics open to influence and redirection. This is what Erik Andersson argues in his book Reconstructing the Global Political Economy – An Analytical Guide published in 2020 by Bristol University Press. The last chapter of the book is called “Do Not Waste a Crisis” and based on this conception of what typically happens in (and after) an economic crisis, his talk will move from economic institutions over globalized production and finance to everyday life. The theme of this exposé will be as much about forms of power and of love, as about economics and politics.

Chair: Ekatherina Zhukova, Researcher, Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden.

Speaker: Erik Andersson, Associate Professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Discussant: Catia Gregoratti, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden.

To attend, please join the zoom event at the date and time of the webinar:


Meeting ID: 638 9577 4000
Password: 061128

January 21, 2021

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