The Japan Society of Political Economy
(JSPE) is an interdisciplinary association devoted
to the study, development, and application of political
economy to social problems. Japan has been an important
laboratory for developing and debating ideas about
capitalism and its dynamics. On the one hand, many
political economists in Japan have chosen to work
with diverse approaches to political economy - the
French Regulation school, the Cambridge Keynesian
models, institutionalist and historical schools, and
so on. On the other hand, Japan has given rise to
several distinct strands of Marxian political economy
such as the Uno School. JSPE has been the largest
organization of heterodox economists in Japan since
its founding in 1959. Its annual meetings have provided
important occasions for debate among diverse points
of view. Beginning in October 2001, the JSPE began
inviting non-Japanese economists to make presentations
and engage in debates at these annual meetings. (For
more information see its homepage: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/en_front)
JSPE invites proposals for the English sessions
in the following categories.
English Sessions I:
Topics relating to the plenary session such as: (1)
The Global Economic Crisis and State: Alternative
Approaches for Monetary and Fiscal Policies, (2) Mechanisms
of the Crisis and their Consequences, (3) Regimes
of Capitalism, (4) Global Reconfigurations of Capitalism,
and (5) The Future of Capitalism.
English Sessions II:
All proposals reflecting the tradition and analytical
perspective of JSPE which include (1) environment,
(2) gender, (3) inequality, (4) regional economies
and (5) research agenda are welcome.
Submission Procedures and the Deadline:
Proposals should reach the JSPE Committee for International
Communication and Exchange (Jspecice@jspe.gr.jp
) by 11 June 2011 at the latest.
When submitting your proposal, please include:
- The title of proposed paper and the category
of the session;
- Name and academic affiliation;
- E-mail and postal address;
- An abstract (up to 200 words).
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27June.
Cost: Attendants will
pay their conference fee (6000 yen per person including
the conference buffet), as well as their own transportation,
accommodation and other personal expenses.
Contact: Prof. Nobuharu
Yokokawa (Chairman of the JSPE Committee for International
Communication and Exchange) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address: c/o Prof.
Toshiaki Ohtomo, Department of Economics, Rikkyo University,
3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo Japan 171-8501
Tel: +81-3-3985-2281 http://www2.rikkyo.ac.jp/web/jspe/