Summer School: Ecology, Imperialism and the Contradictions of Capitalism (Toronto)
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International Political Economy and Ecology
Summer School 2005
Ecology, Imperialism and the Contradictions of Capitalism
Presented by the Faculty of Environmental Studies
and the Department of Political Science
York University, Toronto
Each summer school investigates one salient issue within the field of
international political economy and ecology (IPEE). IPEE includes the
notion of international and transnational economic relations, and comparative
structures of national political economy and ecology. Each session is a
challenging exploration of current literature. A prime objective is to bridge
the gap between theory and practice, and between ecology and democracy.
Course Modules and Instructors:
1) Environmental Justice and Urban Political Economy
Joan Martinez-Alier is Full Professor at the Department of Economics and
Economic History, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. he is editor of
Ecologia Politica, member of the scientific committee of the European
Environment Agency, and president-elect of the International Society for
Ecological Economics. He is the author of The Environmentalism of the Poor,
Varieties of Environmentalism (with R. Guha) and Ecological Economics.
2) Marxism, Critical Theory, and Ecology
Alex Demirovic teaches in political science and sociology and works on
critical social theory in the realms of nature, economic development, state, and
culture. He has published numerous books and articles on critical theory,
state theory, democracy, intellectuals, racism, social movements and ecological
3) Ecosocialism and Subsistence: Towards an Ecological Marxism
Joel Kovel is Editor in Chief of Capitalism Nature Socialism, and Professor
of Social Studies at Bard College. His most recent book is The Enemy of
4) Ecofeminism / Ecosocialism
Ariel Salleh is an editor of Capitalism Nature Socialism, a writer and
former academic, with activist experience in water, biodiversity, and mining
politics. Besides Ecofeminism as Politics, she has contributed some 150 articles
and talks to the literature on ecology from a gender perspective.
This year’s summer school includes mandatory participation in the
Capitalism Nature Socialism Anniversary Conference being held July 22-24, 2005
at York University.
Graduate students and interested individuals are invited to apply to the
2005 IPEE Summer School. Graduate students who complete the summer school
receive academic credits for one half-year graduate course – but the School need
not be taken for credit. For graduate students at York University and other
Ontario universities, the fee for the course is included in the regular
Non-Ontario students seeking course credit are welcome and should contact the
Course Directors directly to make arrangements. Graduate students from
outside Canada who wish to take the course for credit should write for further
For all other students or those not seeking academic credit, the fee for
the course is CDN$500.
The deadline for applications is April 22, 2005. Enrolment is limited.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants informed about their
For more information or an application form, please contact: Liette Gilbert (gilbertl@...) or
Stefan Kipfer (kipfer@...).