THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONFERENCE
This conference considers how wars historically and today have contributed to the
success or failures of socialist projects all around the world. It also discusses what
processes we see in this respect in our current world, what geopolitical and geoeconomics
reordering is going on, and whether we see any possible outcome toward
socialism and/or non-capitalist mixed economies. Our focus will be on economic
developments in conjunction with political efforts and forces. The conference is
supported by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and this is the third consecutive
conference on non-capitalist mixed economies. Selected talks will be later published
by Eszmélet Journal.
1st Panel: Historical Lessons: Colonial Wars, Wars of Independence, World Wars and Guerilla
Here we focus on anti-colonial wars, including anti-colonial struggles, guerilla wars in Latina
America, Africa and Asia as well as the first period of the Russian revolution and other nearrevolutionary
situations in Europe after the First or Second World War.
2nd Panel: Wars, Refugees and Non-Capitalist Solidarity Economy
In this section we consider how non-capitalist solidarity economies can be built up and have been
built up in various refugee crises. What conditions would guarantee their maintenance and their
positive historical role.
3rd Panel: Current Wars, International Conflicts and Possible Transition to Socialism
In these discussions we consider whether the current wars have any potential in achieving social
transformation toward a non-capitalist future and how the effect on the transformation of
economies can be assessed.
Online attendance requires registration: https://fb.me/e/2mBCOhOdY
2-3 SEPTEMBER 2023
Supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Address: Hotel Corvin, Budapest, 1094, Angyal utca 31, Hungary, Corvin
Co-organizers: Eszmélet, Polányi, TEK
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, Working Group for Public Sociology “Helyzet”
Please see the detailed outline of the conference program in the attached file.