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April 2014

STEPS Seminar: Ted Schrecker on Labour arbitrage, financial fallout, expulsions

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Labour arbitrage, financial fallout, expulsions: Exploring the mechanics of the inequality machine Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University “The inequality machine is reshaping the planet”, in the words of the editor of Le Monde Diplomatique. In this presentation Ted addresses three aspects of that machine’s operation.  Labour arbitrage is perhaps the most familiar, and now penetrates the labour markets even of the ‘core’ high income nations, underscoring the need to shift from what William Robinson calls “territorial”…

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May 2014

Resilience 2014. Reslience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation

May 4 - May 8
Le Corum,
Monpelier, France
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Melissa Leach, director of the STEPS Centre, is speaking at the Resilience 2014 conference, which this year is themed Resilience and Development: Mobilising for Transformation. The event is the third International Science and policy conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems,  and is being held in Montpellier, France. More information about Melissa’s and the STEPS Centre’s involvement in this event will be posted on this page. In the meantime, visit the conference website for all the general infomation.

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Mariana Mazzucato: The green entrepreneurial state

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fulton Lecture Theatre A,
University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9SJ United Kingdom
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Public lecture, followed by a drinks reception Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the prestigious RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. She was recently Scientific Coordinator of a 3 year European Commission funded FP7 project on Finance, Innovation and Growth (FINNOV), and is currently working on two new research projects on finance and innovation, one funded by the Ford Foundation, and the other by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Prof Mazzucato’s book The Entrepreneurial…

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