New book: The Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion

The Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion: Mobile Money, Gendered Walls. Serena Natile, Routledge 2020. Focusing on Kenya’s path-breaking mobile money project M-Pesa, this book examines and critiques the narratives and institutions of digital financial inclusion as a development strategy for gender equality, arguing for a politics of redistribution to …

CFP: Critical macro-finance session at EAEPE 2020

Critical macro-finance and international financial hierarchies in the Basel III world. EAEPE annual conference in Bilbao, 2-4 September 2020. Steffen Murau and colleagues are organising a special session on critical macro-finance in Bilbao this year as part of EAEPE 2020. The introduction of the Basel III regulations has changed the …

CFP: Warwick Critical Finance conference 2020

Warwick Critical Finance conference. University of Warwick, 25-26 June 2020. The Warwick Critical Finance Group is holding a two-day conference later this year for early-career scholars, PhD students as well as post-docs studying finance from various critical perspectives. Organisers are inviting submissions in the following formats: (a) working papers; (b) …

MoneyLab #8: Programme available/registration open

MoneyLab #8: Minting a fair society. Kino Šiška Ljubljana, 24-25 March 2020.   These are dark times for the economy, as offshore finance wreaks havoc in the very fabric of cities and communities, and crypto-companies find their own tax havens. But the economy is not only in the hands of …

New book: ‘Money power and financial capital in emerging markets’

Money Power and Financial Capital in Emerging Markets: Facing the Liquidity Tsunami. Ilias Alami, Routledge 2019. The politics, drivers of emergence, and diversity of these myriad forms of state power are explored in light of the positionality of emerging markets within the network of space and power relations that characterises …

Mass money ritual: Church of Burn, 8 Dec

Church of Burn. The Cockpit Theatre London, 8 December 2019.   In human history, Ritual Sacrifice has been pivotal in the ordering of economic relations and served to create civilisation, itself. We have forgotten this. The Church of Burn redefines money and recasts our relationship with it. In Ritual it …

CFP: The welfare state in financial times, July 2020

The welfare state in financial times. University of Amsterdam/SASE 2020, 18-20 July 2020 Natascha van der Zwan and colleagues are organizing a mini-conference in Amsterdam next year as part of SASE 2020. In the mini-conference, we hope to explore the complicated new ways in which social and financial policies have …

CFP: Women, money and markets, June 2020

Women, money, and markets (1600-1900). University of Zurich, 10-12 June 2020 Barbara Straumann and her colleagues at the University of Zurich are hosting another conference on women, money, and markets next year. As in previous years, the conference will address women’s relationship to money and their participation in trade, banking, …

Two events on finance and war/security at UvA

Next week the University of Amsterdam will be hosting two events on the ‘finance-security nexus’. Both are organized by Marieke de Goede and Carola Westermeier as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant project, FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial, with support from the Amsterdam Center for European Studies …

PhD in Political Theory of Financial Debt at UvA

The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for a funded PhD position on the theme of financial debt. The position is part of a broader research project, ‘A New Normative Framework for Financial Debt’: Society is drowning in financial debts. But it is unclear …