Du 06/06/2019 Au 07/06/2019

Colloque Accumulating Capital – Stratégies of profit and dispossessive policies

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The extreme magnitude of the pressures exerted by contemporary capitalism on the environment and populations could suggest that this mode of production has reached its limits. The depletion of natural resources, global warming and the increase in inequality within Western countries seem to threaten the minimum degree of social and political stability required for the extraction of profit. However, the accumulation of capital is not slowing: traditional sources of profit transform themselves and new ones emerge, taking advantage of these environmental and social disruptions in order to supply new centres of accumulation with capital.

What are the economic and political mechanisms that explain the contemporary transformations of capital accumulation and disposession centres? What are the contemporary characteristics of the social fabric of capitalist accumulation? This colloquium will highlight the new generation of works that cut across disciplinary boundaries to reflect on the political dimensions of the new forms of capital extraction and accumulation.

This colloquium is organised by Marlène Benquet (IRISSO), with Céline Bessière (IRISSO), Théo Bourgeron (Sciences Po), Cédric Durand (CEPN), Sabine Montagne (IRISSO), Paul Lagneau-Ymonet (IRISSO) and Antoine Roger (CED).

Its keynote speakers will include Christophe Bonneuil, Gérard Duménil, Nancy Fraser, David Harvey, Jason Moore, Ozlem Onaran and Thomas Piketty.

The scientific committee is composed of Jérôme Bourdieu (PSE), Eve Chiapello (CEMS), Olivier Godechot (MaxPo), Dominique Méda (IRISSO), Thomas Piketty (PSE) and Andy Smith (CED).

If you have a question, please contact us at: accumulatingcapital@gmail.com

detailed program :

Thursday 6th June 2019

9:15 – breakfast, registration, welcoming talk

10:00 to 11:30 – plenary session « The political contradictions of accumulation» – Thomas Piketty and Nancy Fraser

11:45 to 13:15 – sessions

  • What platforms do to accumulation
    Chair: Sarah Abdelnour – Université Paris-Dauphine
    Moritz Hütten Darmstadt – Business School
    Nikola Short – York University
    Cecilia Rikap – Université Paris Descarte
  • Digitalising accumulation
    Chair: Thibault le Texier – Université de Nice
    Matthieu Montalban, Bernard Jullien, Vincent Frigant – Université de Bordeaux
    Olivier Alexandre – CNRS
    Hannah Bensussan – Paris XIII
  • Institutionalising accumulation
    Chair: Antoine Roger – Science Po Bordeaux
    Marlène Benquet, Théo Bourgeron –  Université Paris-Dauphine, University of Edinburgh
    Samuel Weeks – Thomas Jefferson University
    Matthew Eagleton-Pierce – SOAS London

13:15 to 14:30 – lunch

14:30 to 16:00 – sessions

  • Cultural approaches of accumulation
    Chair: Nicolas Vieillescazes – éditions Amsterdam
    Gordon Bigelow – Rhodes College
    Stephen Shapiro – University of Warwick
    Lauren Goodlad – Rutgers
  • Accumulation and illegality
    Chair: Phil Mader – Institute of Development Studies
    Silke ötsch – Universität Göttingen
    Matti Ylönen – University of Helsinki
    Sverre Flaatten – Norwegian Police University College
  • Territories of dispossession (1)
    Chair: Paul Lagneau-Ymonet – Université Paris-Dauphine
    Matthew Soener – Sciences Po
    Maura Benegiamo – Collège d’études mondiales – FMSH
    Razmig Keucheyan – Université de Bordeaux

16:00 to 17:30 – sessions

  • Accumulation and globalisation of value chains
    Chair: Cédric Durand – Université Paris 13
    Guillaume Vadot – Paris I
  • Fabian T. Pfeffer – University of Michigan
    Gustav Kalm – Columbia University
  • Territories of dispossession (2)
    Chair: Sébastien Chailleux – Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
    Adriana Blache – Université de Toulouse
    Maryse Helbert – Erasmus University
    John Szabo – Central European University
  • From capital accumulation to individual wealth    
    Chair: Jérôme Bourdieu – Paris School of Economics
    Camille Herlin-Giret – Université de Lille
    Céline Bessière – Université Paris-Dauphine
    Benjamin Braun – Max Planck Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung

17:15 to 17:45 – break

17:45 to 19:00 – plenary session « The enigma of capital accumulation » – David Harvey

Friday 7th June 2019

9:00 to 9:30 – breakfast

9:30 to 11:00 – sessions

  • Territories of accumulation
    Chair: François Cusin – Université Paris-Dauphine
    Raphaël Languillon-Aussel – University of Geneva
    Magda Maaoui – Columbia University
    F. T. C. Manning – CUNY
  • Measuring accumulation
    Chair: Olivier Godechot – Sciences Po
    Jacob Assa & Dirk Bezemer – New school for social research & university of Groningen
    Hanna Kuusela – Tampere University
    Joel Rabinovich – Paris XIII

11:00 to 12:30 – sessions

  • Justifying accumulation
    Chair: Eve Chiapello – EHESS
    Charles Bosvieux-Onyekwelu – Centre Maurice Halbwachs-EHESS
    Marie Langevin – Université du Québec
    Saidatou Dicko – Université du Québec
  • Changing norms of investment
    Chair: Sabine Montagne – Université Paris-Dauphine
    Rex McKenzie & Rowland Atkinson – Kingston University & University of Sheffield
    Sina Badiei – Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
    PClément Barbier, Antonio Delfini, Fabien Desage – Université de Lille
  • Profiting from nature and poverty
    Chair: Alexis Cukier – Université de Poitiers
    Joshua Greene – University of Geneva
    Pascale Moulévrier – Université de Nantes
    Pranav Trigunayat – Jawaharlal Nehru University

12:30 to 13:30 – lunch

13:45 to 15:15 – plenary session « Directing accumulation » – Gérard Duménil and Ozlem Onaran

15:15 to 16:45 – sessions

  • Financialisation of exploitation
    Chair: Valérie Boussard – Université Paris Nanterre
    Hadrien Saiag – CNRS
    Fabien Foureault – Université de Lausanne
    Rémi Brouté, Marnix Dressen-Vagne, Marion Duval & Ibrahim Muhammad – Groupe SNCF, UVSQ, UVSQ, Quaid I Azam University
  • Risks of accumulation
    Chair: Marc-Olivier Deplaude – Université Paris-Dauphine
    Marc-André Gagnon – Carleton University
    Catherine Laurent – INRA
    Jacobo Grajales – Université de Lille

16:45 to 17:15 – break

17:15 to 18:45 – plenary session  « Primitive accumulations » – Jason Moore and Christophe Bonneuil