Summer School “Between (post)Socialism and (neo)Liberalism”

JULY 20-24, 2013

Social Center Xaspel, Sofia

8 Madrid rd. (house in the inner courtyard)

 20th of July, Saturday

08:45 – 09:10

Mary Taylor

Opening

Panel: The rise of the Entrepreneurial City in the East After 1989: Neoliberalization, Gentrification and Resistances

Chair: Mary Taylor

10:00 – 10:20

Daniel Saric

The Right to the City Movement and its Contestation of Urban Transformation Policies in Post-socialist Zagreb

10:20 – 10:30

Discussion

10:30 – 10:50

Márton Czirfusz

Mobilising the creative city: the case of Budapest

10:50 – 11:00

Discussion

11:00 – 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:30

Themis Pellas

Contemporary urban social movements in Greece and possible cross-national autonomous movement building in eastern Europe.

11:30 – 11:40

Discussion

11:40 – 12:00

Coffee Break

Panel: Struggles Over the Right to Housing in the Neoliberal City in the East

Chair: Agnes Gagyi

12:00 – 12:20

Anže Zadel

Urban Struggles and Housing in Late Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies

12:20 – 12:30

Discussion

12:30 – 12:50

Mariya Ivancheva and Stefan Krastev

The Role of the State in Cases of Urban Squatting: Comparing Sofia and Caracas.

12:50 – 13:00

Discussion

13:00 – 13:20

Csaba Jelinek

Non-liberal Answers to the Housing Crisis in Hungary

13:20 – 13:30

Discussion

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 18:00

WORKSHOP:

Urban Theory Lab (Mary Taylor, Anze Zadel, Themis Pellas)

ROUNDTABLE:

Recent protests in Bulgaria

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21st of July, Sunday

Panel: (Neo)liberalization of (Post)socialism and the European Debt Crisis in the East

Chair: Jana Tsoneva

09:30 – 09:50

Zsuzsi Posfai

Privatization of utilities in Hungary

09:50 – 10:00

Discussion

10:00 – 10:20

Mariglen Demiri

Neoliberalisation of Post-Socialism in Macedonia

10:20 – 10:30

Discussion

10:30 – 10:50

Sandra Martinsone

Neoliberal economic reforms (taxes, privatization, FDI and trade) in Latvia after Independence

10:50 – 11:00

Discussion

11:00 – 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:30

Andreja Živković

From the Market to the Market: the Origins of the Debt Crises in the Balkans

11:30 – 11:40

Discussion

11:40 – 12:00

Luka Mesec

Debt Crisis in the East and the Eurozone

12:00 – 12:10

Discussion

11:40 – 11:50

Coffee Break

11:50 – 12:10

Olexiy Viedrov

Tax Havens for Ukrainian oligarchs and Austerity in Cyprus

12:10 – 12:20

Discussion

12:20 – 12:40

Ajkuna Hoppe

Financializing the Periphery? Europeanization and the Future of Money in Kosovo

12:40 – 12:50

Discussion

12:50 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 17:30

WORKSHOP:

Mapping the Postsocialist Left (Rossen Djagalov)

18:00 – 19:30

Don Kalb

Socialism, Postsocialism, Neoliberalism – Interconnections in CEE

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22nd of July, Monday

Panel: Neoliberalization of Higher Education and the New Production of Knowledge

Chair: Mariya Ivancheva

09:30 – 09:50

Razvan Dumitru

“Neoliberal” values and practices in the Moldovan Twitter Revolution.

09:50 – 10:00

Discussion

10:00 – 10:20

Daryna Korkach

Student resistance and neoliberal tendencies in Ukrainian education

10:20 – 10:30

Discussion

10:30 – 10:50

Bartosz Ślosarski

The Limitations of the Polish Student Movement in the Times of Higher Education Reforms (2008-2013)

10:50 – 11:00

Discussion

11:00 – 11:10

Coffee Break

Panel:Resisting Neoliberal Austerity and Capitalism in Eastern Europe

Chair: Martin Marinos

11:10 – 11:30

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

The making of the Serbian working class: some critical remarks on the transitions literaturе

11:30-11:40

Discussion

11:40 – 12:00

Anej Korsika

Resisting Austerity and Capital in Slovenia: From the Recent Uprising to the Initiative for Democratic Socialism.

12:00 – 12:10

Discussion

12:10 – 12:40

Volodymyr Ishchenko

Radical left strategies, social movements, and the coming political crises”

12:40 – 12:50

Discussion

12:50 – 14:20

Lunch Break

14:20 – 14:50

Open Discussion

Comparing the political economy of the recent protest mobilizations in Eastern Europe

14:50 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00

WORKSHOP:

The Recent Wave of Protests in East-Central Europe in Comparison (Mariya Ivancheva)

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23rd of July, Tuesday

Panel: Critique of Liberal Ideologies

Chair: Martin Petrov

09:00 – 09:20

Mary Taylor

Liberal critique of populism; the othering and enclosure of people power

09:20 – 09:30

Discussion

09:30 – 09:50

Andreja Jovanovic and Aleksandar Stojanovic

“Strategy of the Left in the context of Liberal Anti-populism”

09:50 – 10:00

Discussion

10:00 – 10:20

Alexandra Novozhenova

Neoliberalization of culture in Russia

10:30 – 10:50

Martin Marinos

The Far Right and the Liberal Media

10:50 – 11:00

Discussion

11:00 – 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:30

Dimitra Kofti

The dominance of ‘rationality’ through anti-populism.

11:30 – 11:40

Discussion

11:40 – 12:00

Rossen Djagalov

The Liberal Anti-Utopianism

12:00 – 12:10

Discussion

12:10 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:20

Zhivka Valiavicharska

Unsettling the Hegemony of Post-Socialist Liberal Historiography. Marxist Humanist Thought from the East-European 1970s

14:20 – 14:30

Discussion

14:30 – 14:50

Georgi Medarov

Post-democratic Liberalisms after 1989 in Bulgaria. From anti-totalitarianism to anti-populism

14:50 – 15:00

Discussion

15:00 – 15:20

Jana Tsoneva

Bulgarian Winter: Towards a Post-liberal Democratic Presentism

15:20 – 15:30

Discussion

15:30 – 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:00

Ilya Budraytskis

Russian Liberalisms

16:00 – 16:10

Discussion

16:10 – 16:20

Stanimir Panayotov

The people’s anti-liberal rationalization of inequality: the case of LGBTs in Bulgaria.

16:20 – 16:30

Discussion

16:30 – 19:00

WORKSHOP:

Field-trip to the Woman’s market in Sofia (Zhivka Valyavicharska)

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24th of July, Wensday

11:00 – 12:00

Milos Jadzic and Vladimir Simovic

Presenting the Fruška Gora Summer School 2013

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP:

Neoliberalizing Socialism – A Rearrangement of a Moral Universe (Agnes Gagyi & Razvan Dumitru)

16:00 – 19:00

WORKSHOP:

Institutionalizing our project: Political Platform and Intellectual Cooperation (Agnes Gagyi)

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