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2007 September 18th-20th. Edge Hill University, UK. 3rd International Conference: "ANTI-CAPITALISM: MOVEMENT OF MOVEMENTS?"

Thursday 5 April 2007, by ps

The radical movement politics of the 21st century has
thus far been anti-capitalist politics – a fusion of
anti-globalisation, ecology, anti-war and left
politics that has sought to counter the machinations
of states, supranational organisation in a globalising
world and corporate power. Often called the ‘movement
of movements’ it represents a critical alliance of
disparate movements along a common set of broad themes
around democracy, peace, ecology, anti-imperialism and
opposition to the pernicious and debilitating impacts
of contemporary capitalism. It is seen variously as a
development from, and triumph of: movement politics, a
reassertion of Left critique in radical politics and a
new strategic challenge to the contemporary capitalism
of empire, and the politics of identity and
consumption and resurgent neo-conservatism. The task
of understanding, theorising and critically engaging
with anti-capitalism is a critical step in thinking
where it goes next and how it builds a momentum of
radical resistance to capitalism in its democratic and
authoritarian forms.

This conference seeks to offer a space for
constructive critical engagement, the airing of key
conceptual, intellectual and political debates and
contributions that reflect the diverse range of
analyses of anti-capitalism in its global
manifestations. We welcome papers and contributions
from academics and activists on: theories and
conceptual debates in anti-capitalism; theory and
politics of the anti-capitalism movement(s);
understanding anti-capitalist movement politics;
anti-capitalism and social movements in a global
context and across the globe.

The conference lasts from the morning of Wednesday
19th to the early afternoon of Friday 21st September.
There are residential and non-residential conference
tariffs and a limited number of reduced tariffs

Deadline for Submissions for Abstracts for Papers:
30th June 2007

Deadline for Registration for the Conference: 31st
July 2007

Deadline for Papers to be available for advance
Circulation: 31st August 2007

Keynote speakers to be notified shortly

This conference is organised in conjunction with
Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist

Contact: Roger Spalding, Social and Cultural Movements
Group, Edge Hill University, St. Helen’s Road,
Ormskirk, Lancs L39 4PQ, UK