Global Political Economy Research Seminar - Wednesday 2nd March
|Dates:||2 March 2016|
|Times:||15:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Speaker:||Johannes Bellermann, Nadim Mirshak , Olatz Ribera Almandoz|
You are all cordially invited to a Global Political Economy Research Seminar from 3-5pm on Wednesday 2nd March, in 4.209 University Place.
The seminar will comprise of presentations from three doctoral students, two visiting Manchester for this semester, with plenty of time for questions from the audience afterwards.
They are all in the latter stages of their projects and therefore have plenty of ‘notes from the field’ to discuss, not least the core themes which will inform the original arguments in their final thesis.
The seminar will be of interest to staff and students alike, from a range of disciplines.
‘Constructing and Contesting the Multilevel State: Social Movements and the (Re-) Distribution of Authority’
Olatz Ribera Almandoz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Olatz Ribera Almandoz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Her current research focuses on the interaction between social movements and the state in contexts of multilevel political arrangements, with special attention paid to the (new) demands for social justice and welfare in Spain and the UK.
‘Resilient Authoritarianism, Education and Egyptian Civil Society: Going Beyond the “Authoritarian-Democratisation Paradigm” and the Limits of Appropriating Gramsci’
Nadim Mirshak (University of Manchester)
Nadim Mirshak is a final year PhD candidate in the Politics department and a Teaching Assistant in Sociology at the University of Manchester. His research mainly utilises a Gramscian framework to analyse Egyptian authoritarian resilience and its potential resistance through ‘political’ education offered within Egyptian civil society. Nadim’s research interests also include a focus on Marxist theories of education, critical pedagogy and State-society relations in the Middle East.
‘Globalising Gramsci: On the Concept of Hegemony in International Relations’
Johannes Bellermann (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Johannes Bellermann studied political science, sociology, law and history at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and Naples. He is in the process of preparing an introductory book on Antonio Gramsci’s political theory. His PhD-project is a contribution to a critical theory of International Relations and attempts a comprehensive critique of Neo-Gramscian theory building.
Organisation: Goethe University Frankfurt
Organisation: University of Manchester
Olatz Ribera Almandoz
Organisation: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Travel and Contact Information
4.209 University Place.