Category Archives: disciplinary neo-liberalism

Capitalism 2009 Lecture on the Global Crisis

Click below for the video & Powerpoint presentation of the lecture I gave in April 2009 in Helsinki to “Capitalism ’09: seeking alternatives to global capitalism.”

Videos at Left Forum website.

PowerPoint presentation.

This lecture outlines alternative models for understanding capitalism and capitalist crises; analyzes the relationship between the global financial and economic crises and a wider organic crisis and outlines both dominant neo-liberal and alternative, progressive frameworks. It makes five sets of policy recommendations and possible steps towards a more socially just and sustainable post-capitalist world order.

It was part of a conference organized by the Finland Left Forum in April 2009. Other speakers were Isabella Bakker who specializes in feminist political economy; researcher and climate activist Tadzio Müller, a critic of Green capitalism; Hilary Wainwright, editor of Red Pepper magazine and Oras Tynkkynen, MP of the Green Party in Finland.

The Constitution of Global Capitalism

Here is an article that contains some of the key ideas and arguments that I will be working on during 2009-10 when I am the Erkko Professor at the Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki. It contains the conceptualization of two of the constitutive structures of contemporary capitalism — what I call disciplinary neo-liberalism and the new constitutionalism.

For the pdf click here