Law and Political Economy Series
The constitutive relationship of law and legal categories to global political economy is often overlooked, despite it being widely acknowledged that the law protects private property and profit more than it does citizens. Furthermore, the legal categories constitutive of capitalist relations rely upon cultural narratives that regulate admission to the category of the human, as well what it means to suffer injury or be responsible for harm.
Since 2021, the CGPE has hosted a series of events with prominent intellectuals exploring the relationship between law, capitalism and colonialism and the potential of legal strategies to be used in resisting exploitation and expropriation.
27 Jan 2023
Gurminder K. Bhambra
Workshop on colonial taxation and national welfare across European Empires.
Indigenous Justice/Justicia Runa
29 Nov 2022
Paulo Illich Bacca
Franciso Ramírez Cuéllar
Mónica Chuji Gualinga
Webinar with Indigenous and anti-colonial lawyers from Ecuador and Colombia, co-sponsored with Sinchi Muyu Collective.
Organised by Helena Mullenbach Martinez.
29 Sept 2022
Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore (City University New York)
Book webinar co-sponsored with Sussex Geography.
Resisting Killer Corporations: Strategic Use of Law Against Extractivism
30 June 2022
Gilberto Torres (Colombian former trade unionist)
Lara Montesinos Coleman (CGPE)
Sebastian Muñoz (War on Want)
Khetan Jha (Plan B, Lawyers for Nature)
Co-organised by Helena Mullenbach Martinez and Lotte Jaeger.
The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism
4 May 2022
Assoc. Prof. Jessica Whyte (University of New South Wales)
Book webinar co-sponsored by with Sussex IR department, Sussex Law School and the Centre for Rights and Anti-Colonial Justice.
Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire.
9 March 2022
Dr Kojo Koram (Birkbeck University of London)
Book talk co-sponsored with the Centre for Rights and Anti-Colonial Justice.
Law and Disorder: Sovereignty, Protest, Atmosphere
9 December 2021
Prof. Illan rua Wall, University of Warwick
Discussants: Swastee Ranjan and Lara Montesinos Coleman
Book talk co-sponsored with Sussex Law Department.
Marketing Global Justice: The Political Economy of International Criminal Law
17 November 2021
Dr Christine Schwoebel-Patel, University of Warwick
Discussants: David Karp, IR, and Lara Montesinos Coleman
Co-sponsored with the Sussex Law Department and Centre for Rights and Anti-Colonial Justice.
Capitalism as Civilization: A History of International Law
13 October 2021
Dr Ntina Tzouvala (ANU College of Law)
Online book talk co-sponsored by the Centre for Advanced International Theory.