The Outsider: Henry George and rent theories of economic surplus

Linsey McGOEY, University of Essex - Monday, May 22, 2017 12:30 – 14:30
  • Seminars and Colloquia on Ökonomie, Politics and Society (SCOOPS) LectureSeminars and Colloquia on Ökonomie, Politics and Society (SCOOPS) Lecture

Guest speaker: Linsey McGOEY, University of Essex

Discussant: Jenny ANDERSSON, Sciences Po, MaxPo/CEE

Linsey McGoey, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of EssexLinsey McGoey is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex. Her work spans diverse research interests, from the political economy of ignorance to the rise of philanthrocapitalism. She’s currently working on two main research projects. The first explores the relationship between global philanthropy and growing economic inequality, with a focus on new, hybrid forms of philanthropy that direct charitable resources to for-profit recipients, using philanthropy as a means to achieve private returns on investment. The second is a project on abundance and scarcity in economic and social thought, with an emphasis on work by Georges Bataille and Henry George. McGoey is co-editor (with Matthias Gross) of the International Routledge Handbook of Ignorance Studies (2015), and the author of No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy (Verso, 2015). 

 

enny ANDERSSON, CNRS research professor at the Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po (CEE) and co-director of the MaxPoJenny ANDERSSON is CNRS research professor at the Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po (CEE) and co-director of the Max Planck-Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo). She holds a PhD in Economic History from Uppsala University (2003). Before joining the CNRS and Sciences Po in October 2009, she was a post-doctoral fellow and visiting scholar at the European University Institute, Florence, and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 22, 2017 12:30 – 14:30 - Salle du Conseil, 13, rue de l‘Université 75007 Paris

Please make sure to register before Mai 18, 2017, with: marina.abelskaiagraziani@sciencespo.fr

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