Cancelled for Summer 2018 - International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School

http://political-science.gradstudies.yorku.ca/ipee-summer-school/

Since 1991, the International Political Economy and Ecology (IPEE) Summer School has offered a course each year on a salient issue within the IPEE field.  Every year an internationally renowned scholar in the field is invited as the course instructor.  The course offering is sponsored by the Department of Politics, Faculty of Environmental Studies, and the Department of Geography at York University.

The 2018 International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School

Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise

Monday June 4, 2018 to Friday June 15, 2018
10:00am  – 1:00pm, Ross S674

Instructor:
Suzanne Bergeron, Helen M. Graves Collegiate Professor
Women’s Studies and Social Sciences, University of Michigan Dearborn
and Isabella Bakker (Department of Politics, York University) as co-instructors

Course Description

POLS 6282, ENVS 6275, GEOG 5395,

As global development has become increasingly corporatized, its solutions to poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation are often presented as if the aims of development and business overlap.  As a consequence, social justice issues related to development goals get framed though a “business case” lens that is focused on achieving capitalist efficiency, profitability, and growth. For example, gender equity programs now revolve around unleashing women’s “untapped potential” for the capitalist market; environmental sustainability projects stress goals of efficiency and profitability; and anti-poverty projects make individual self-reliance and entrepreneurship their cornerstones – while presenting market-led development as the only alternative.  This course critically examines these corporatized projects of development, and provides ways of thinking about the economy outside of the neoliberal frame.  The course will interweave theoretical work on working within and against neoliberal and corporatized development for social change, in-depth case studies of corporatized development projects and resistances, and a range of alternative frameworks such as feminist economics, social and solidarity economics, diverse economies approaches, ecological economics, buen vivir, and more.

Application Information

The IPEE Summer School invites applications from graduate students and other interested individuals.

Application procedures for the Summer School vary, depending on whether or not you intend to take the course for academic credit.  In all cases, the application deadline is April 2, 2018. Responses to your application will be processed immediately thereafter.

Please send your application material to:

Jlenya Sarra-De Meo
Graduate Program Administrator
International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School
Graduate Political Science, S645 Ross
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
CANADA

Tel: (416) 736-2100 ext. 88825
Fax: (416) 736-5686
e-mail: jsarra@yorku.ca

Application Procedures

1. Students intending to take the Summer School for academic credit.
Academic credit for the Summer School will be one half-course equivalent (that is, for a one term graduate course).

1.1 Ontario Graduate Students, including York University Graduate Students

  1. You must submit a statement of why you would like to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
  2. Please leave material with Jlenya Sarra-De Meo in S645 Ross or email to jsarra@yorku.ca.
  3. as applicable
    – York students who are not Political Science, FES or Geography students must file a "Request to Take a Course in Another Graduate Program at York for Credit" form.
    – Non-York students must file an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application form (available from your home university).
    Fees:  For graduate students from Ontario universities (including York), the fee for the Summer School is included in the regular tuition.

1.2 Graduate Students from Outside Ontario (Canadian and International)

  1. You must submit a brief statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
  2. Graduate students from outside Ontario should discuss with their own Graduate Program Director whether they must register for formal credit at York to receive credit at their own university.  If you are required to register for formal credit, you must apply as a special student, and send both undergraduate and graduate official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at York University.  You should also provide to the Faculty of Graduate Studies a letter of permission from your home university.
    For graduate students attending university outside of Ontario who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who register for formal credit, the fee for the course would normally be approximately CDN $2,700.  (Please inquire about alternative arrangements).
    Note:  Be sure to check first with your own university whether or not you are required to register for formal credit at York to receive credit for the Summer School at your own university.

2. Students who are not seeking academic credit for the Summer School

  1. You must submit a statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
  2. Should you be admitted to the Summer School, you must fill out a registration form which will be provided to you by the Graduate Program in Political Science at a later date.
    Fees:  For all students who are not seeking academic credit the fee for the Summer School is CDN $600.

Admission Procedures

The number of participants in the course will be limited to 30.  About one third of these places are reserved to York Department of Political Science students, one third are reserved to York Faculty of Environmental Studies students, and one third or the places are reserved for Department of Geography. Non-credit participants are included in this proportion.

Admissions to the Summer School will be decided by a committee of all sponsoring academic units.  (For those applicants from outside Ontario who are seeking academic credit, this decision does not guarantee admission into the Faculty of Graduate Studies.)

Course Information

The dates of the course are June 4 – June 15, 2018. The course will meet Monday–Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm.  The course is a seminar format, with introductory remarks and/or lectures by the course instructor at the beginning of each session.  A list of required readings and details of written assignments will be available before the class begins.

Accommodations

Although it's a hike from downtown Toronto night-life (an hour by subway and bus), you may want to consider staying on the York campus if coming from outside Toronto.  Athletic and eating facilities are available on the campus. Dormitory-style housing is available starting around CDN $50 per night. Space is limited, and you do need to apply.  For more information, please contact York Accommodations and Conference Services at (416) 736-2100 ext. 20325.

For cheaper accommodation on campus, or if you prefer, elsewhere in Toronto, you also might want to consider sharing a student apartment.  However, there is no central exchange for information on students’ sublets and shares.  You can check a Toronto newspaper (the Toronto Star is far better for this information than the Globe and Mail), Toronto Craigslist or Kijiji.


Past IPEE Summer School Speakers

YearGuest Speaker(s)Theme
1991Eric HelleinerGlobal Finance and the Emerging World Order
1992Robert BoyerPost-Fordism
1993Saskia SassenGlobal Cities
1994Elmar AltvatarEconomy + Ecology
1995Vandana ShivaSustainability in a Turbulent World
1996Alain LipietzThe Planner After Fordism: Ecology, Democracy, Internationalism
1997Hilary Wainwright
Diane Elson
After the New Right: New Lefts North and South
1998Warren MagnussonSocial Movements and the Global City
1999Mike DavisThe Political Economy of Disaster: From Victorian Famines to Postmodern Apocalypses
2000Peter MarcuseGlobalizing Cities/Partitioned Worlds
2001Patrick BondChallenging Capitalist Globalizations: Targets, Opportunities, Contradictions
2002Tony ClarkeBlue Gold: Unpacking the Political Ecology of the Emerging Global Water Crisis
2003Dick BryanGlobal Capital and National Identity
2004Eric SwyngedouwDelightful Perversions of Glocalization: Nature, Space and Scale
2005Alex Demirovic
Joel Kovel
Joan Martinez-Allier
Ariel Salleh
Ecology, Imperialism and the Contradictions of Capitalism
2006Aijaz AhmedImperialism of Our Time
2007Alfredo Saad-FilhoDevelopment under Neoliberalism: Value, Money, Accumulation, Alternatives
2008Gustavo EstevaBeyond development and Globalization: Autonomous Movements, Indigenous Knowledges and Food Sovereignty in Latin America
2009Ronald Labonte
Rene Loewenson
Ted Schrecker
Social Injustice is Killing People: the Political Economy of Health
2010Nik TheodoreLabour Markets Under Late Neoliberalism: Restructuring, Regulations and Resistance
2011Adam HarmesNew Constitutionalism and Global Economy
2012Adam HaniehPolitical Economy of the Arab Spring: Crisis, Capitalism and Revolt
2013Nik HeynenRadical Food and Hunger Politics in the City
2014
Jamie GoughLocalism in a Neoliberal World: How Do Right, Centre and Left Use the Local Scale?
2015Don MitchellMean Street: Class Struggle, Capital Circulation and Public Space.
2016Glen CoulthardResurgencies: Settler-Colonialism and Radical Indigenous Politics
2017
Nancy PelusoViolent Political Ecologies: Resources, Labour, Transformation