A Green Political Economy Conference

Professor Basak Kus organized a conference in cooperation with scholars from Freie University in Berlin on the topic of green political economy. Throughout the three-day conference, panelists from various universities worldwide engaged in discussions on theories of degrowth and post-growth, green new deals, the politics of decarbonization, and the involvement of governments, labor, and business in the advancement of green economy initiatives.

The conference also included “in conversation with” sessions featuring three distinguished scholars.

Kathy Hochstetler is the Chair of the International Development department at London School of Economics. She is the author of Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa, and (with Margaret E. Keck) the award-winning Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society:

Juliet Schor is an American economist and Sociology Professor at Boston College. She has authored numerous influential books, including Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, The Overspent American, A Sustainable Economy for the 21st Century, and The Overworked American — all of which have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Business Week, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe:

Neil Fligstein is the Class of 1939 Chancellor’s Professor at UC-Berkeley. He is the Director of the Center for Culture, Organization, and Politics, and Co-Chair, with Steve Vogel, of the Network for a New Political Economy. He is the author of The Banks Did It: An Anatomy of the Financial Crisis, The Transformation of Corporate Control, The Architecture of Markets, Euroclash:The EU, European Identity, and the future of Europe, and the Theory of Fields(with Doug McAdam):