In September 2007, almost 10 years ago now, the world experienced the start of one of the longest and deepest crises of modern capitalism – a crisis that is still ongoing in many parts of Europe.
With the ‘populist backlash‘ of recent years, this economic crisis has also taken on a political dimension. Increasingly the legitimacy of the political-economic order itself looks as if it is in crisis, with many people feeling that their interests are no longer safeguarded by it.
At the same time yet another technological revolution – digitalisation and the advent of smart machines – threatens to unsettle almost all established forms of production and work.
As a prelude to the 2018 commemoration of Karl Marx’s birth, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is organising an international conference in London on the topicality of Marxist thinking in the light of the crisis (or crises) facing Europe.
We invite you to submit short papers for a colloquium that we wish to organise in London on 8 September 2017. Please send the papers to ernst.hillebrand(at)fes.de or to the FES-office in your country. Application deadline: 15 June 2017.
For more information please take a look at the attached file.