The CasP Project: Past, Present, Future is the first in the Second Speaker Series on the Capitalist Mode of Power. In this talk, the founders of the series explore the past, present and future of the study of capital as power. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 5pm, in the Verney Room, 674 South Ross, Keele Campus, and are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The study of capital as power began when York political science Professor Jonathan Nitzan and his colleague and friend Israeli political economy Professor Shimson Bichler were students in the 1980s and has since expanded into a broader project, involving a growing number of researchers and new areas of inquiry. The presentation explores what they have learned so far, reviews ongoing research and suggests future trajectories – including the coevolution of concepts and modes of power; the origins of capitalized power; the state of capital; finance as the symbolic creordering of capitalism; the role of labour, production and waste; the capitalized environment; and the need for post-capitalist accounting.
Bichler and Nitzan’s publications are available for free under the Creative Commons License from The Bichler & Nitzan Archives. For more information, email Nitzan at email@example.com, or Bichler at firstname.lastname@example.org.