State-Permeated Capitalism in China and India – Talk w/ Tobias ten Brink

Politics Talk: Tobias ten Brink

Tuesday, April 15 @ 6:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room
6 East 16th Street, Room 1103, New York

Tobias ten Brink State Permeated Capitalism in China and India   Talk w/ Tobias ten BrinkThe Politics Department at The New School for Social Research presents Tobias ten Brink, Heuss Lecturer Department of Politics, NSSR  and Senior Researcher Frankfurt University, who will deliver a talk entitled: “State-Permeated Capitalism in China and India: A Global Political Economy Perspective.”

Tobias ten Brink just earned his “Habilitation” on “Capitalist Development in China” from the Goethe-University Frankfurt. In 2012/13 he was a Visiting Scholar at the MIT, Cambridge (Department of Political Science), and at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Since 2012 he has been a senior researcher at the DFG-project “A ‘BICS’-Variety of Capitalism? The Emergence of State-Permeated Market Economies in Large Emerging Countries.”

He belongs to a new generation of researchers who systematically use insights from the comparative and international study of capitalisms for the analysis of China and other large emerging economies. He also conducts research on questions of the transformation of the state and the state system.

His articles have appeared in Critical Asian Studies, dms – der moderne staat, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, China: An International Journal, Leviathan and Critique Internationale. His book Geopolitik, which he wrote at the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, has been awarded by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association in the category “Humanities international” in 2010.  Recent Books include Global Political Economy and the Modern State System, 2014, Leiden/Boston: Brill. Chinas Kapitalismus. Entstehung, Verlauf, Perspektiven [China's Capitalism: Emergence, Trajectory, Paradoxes], 2013, Frankfurt/New York: Campus.

Discussing China and Global Stability with Kostas Vergopoulos and Michael Cohen

In case you missed our recent public event with University of Paris VIII economics professor Kostas Vergopoulos and moderator and GPIA Director Michael Cohen, not to worry.  Professor Vergopoulos’ talk focused on China as a major economic power in the international community and the future of global stability.

His central argument was that China has a huge savings surplus, but with minimal foreign direct investment (FDI) and limited domestic consumption, thus leading to what he called a “sterilization” of global currency. In other words, by withdrawing money from the global economy and not putting it back into circulation through investing abroad, China is contributing to further economic stagnation, even while this would seem to be harming China in the process–for example by not re-valuating its currency in relation to the dollar.

You can listen to the audio of the full talk and discussion following the event below.

Spring 2012 Course: Rights and Activism in Modern China

Rights and Activism in Modern China NANT3570
Spring 2012 on Mondays from 4:00-5:50 PM

The language of human rights has become increasingly common in China today. Amid the economic and social upheavals of the late socialist period, ordinary Chinese have turned to human rights as both a political strategy and a new way of understanding themselves and their relationship to the state.

We use studies of current and prominent human rights cases to contemplate the following questions: What is the relationship between the international human rights movement and domestic grassroots activism? In what kinds of situations is the language of rights useful, and how are individuals interpreting and pressing human rights claims? What is the role of the state in promoting or suppressing human rights? What impact do China’s burgeoning capitalist markets have on human rights?

We discuss the growth of grassroots groups and the expansion of civil society in China, exploring the impact of technology, international funding, and domestic law. The course draws on scholarly texts, publications by nongovernmental human rights organizations, and Web-based academic projects and blogs.

Review: Tide Players

CHP21071 300x215 Review: Tide PlayersCongratulations are due to Jianying Zha, ICI representative and Senior Advisor, who has received a glowing review from Financial Times for her most recent book Tide Players.

Tide Players depicts the new generation of movers and shakers who are at the forefront of a rapidly changing China. By skillfully weaving together a half dozen portraits of various Chinese citizens, Zha offers a compelling view of China that few Western readers have seen before. This is not the China that one reads about in Western media, uniformly repressing dissent and controlling all aspects of society. Instead, Zha shows the experiences of a wide array of society, from intellectuals to business tycoons, all of whom both confront and conform to Chinese society and government expectations.

For more information, check out the excellent review of Tide Players on Financial Times!

Tide Players is available from The New Press and at bookstores near you.

Understanding India's New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

Out now!

Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

edited by Sanjay Ruparelia
and Sanjay Reddy

Two of India China Institute’s most esteemed scholars, former ICI Fellow Sanjay Ruparelia (2008-2010) and longtime ICI Advisor, Sanjay Reddy have collaborated with scholars John Harriss and Stuart Corbridge to produce this exciting new volume highlighting the changes occuring during India’s current political environment.

Focusing on the last three decades, this compilation of essays fills in a gap in existing literature by looking at three large-scale political transformations; the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations.

Conceived in part during a conference held by ICI, this volume epitomizes the type of academic connections across discipline and national borders that ICI makes it its mission to promote.

Please visit here for more details and purchasing information.

Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

Out now!

Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

edited by Sanjay Ruparelia
and Sanjay Reddy

Two of India China Institute’s most esteemed scholars, former ICI Fellow Sanjay Ruparelia (2008-2010) and longtime ICI Advisor, Sanjay Reddy have collaborated with scholars John Harriss and Stuart Corbridge to produce this exciting new volume highlighting the changes occuring during India’s current political environment.

Focusing on the last three decades, this compilation of essays fills in a gap in existing literature by looking at three large-scale political transformations; the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations.

Conceived in part during a conference held by ICI, this volume epitomizes the type of academic connections across discipline and national borders that ICI makes it its mission to promote.

Please visit here for more details and purchasing information.

Slideshow: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India

Below is the presentation for the March 10, 2011 event, Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India, by Pranab K. Bardhan.

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