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Conference On Non-Capitalist Mixed Economies (Theory, History and Future)


This year's conference is focused on discussing different forms of non-capitalist ownership, economic exchange, financial relations, and their interrelationships. We aim to clarify what exact forms of ownership were or are behind state-owned companies, worker-managed enterprises, cooperatives, household economies, and social economies, as well as how they relate to each other and non-capitalist exchange (referred to here also as non-capitalist markets). The relationship to capitalist markets has been much discussed; however, now we need to see how historically or currently existing markets under greater state regulation, markets under price control policies, economic exchange without capital, and land markets operating in modern non- capitalist economies, which we view as very important in China, Vietnam, the 1960s 1980s East European economies, Cuba, and Mozambique, among others. We would also like to look at what major problems non-capitalist forms face in capitalist environments, such as in Mexico (for example, the Zapatista communities), Brazil (for example, the Landless Workers Movement), Argentina (for instance, the "Occupied factories" movement), etc. Very importantly, we need to study the processes of price formation, financing, investment, production organization, land markets and links to other forms of economic activity and ownership. As part of this, we wish to include the study of agrarian and non-agrarian examples and their historical outcomes.

All of the above involves re-reading theoretical texts, anthropological case studies, political and economic analyses, and their reinterpretation from our present perspectives to help formulate ideas about transitory models and an anti-capitalist change relying on socialist-communist mass movements in the spirit of self-organization, self-government of working people. Accordingly, we invite those conducting such studies by means of critical analytical perspectives intent on contributing to the development of a classless society.

Registration is required for the online sessions on:

25 - 27 NOVEMBER 2022

Hybrid Conference

Translation from English to Hungarian and from Hungarian to English will be provided.

Supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Address: Corvin Hotel, Budapest, 1094, Angyal utca 31, Corvin room

Key Organizers: College for Advanced Studies in Social Theory, Eszmélet

Journal, Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies

Partner Organizations: Fordulat Journal, Geopolitical Economy

Research Group, Institute of Political History Social Theory Research Group,

International Karl Polanyi Society, Karl Polanyi Institute of Political

Economy, LeftEast, Living and Working Conditions Observatory, Periféria

Policy and Research Center, Solidarity Economy Center, Transform!

Europe, Working Group for Public Sociology “Helyzet”

Please see the detailed outline of the conference program in the attached file.

Conference Outline
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