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.

ICI Announces Two New Academic Directors

The New School has named Mark Frazier, professor of politics, and Sanjay Reddy, associate professor of economics, academic directors of the India China Institute (ICI), a leading center of trans-regional study. Frazier and Reddy will develop the ICI’s exploration of the relationships between India, China and the United States by launching new research programs and partnerships between The New School and other global institutions.

“Discussions of relations between China and India tend to assume that their future will be one of either cooperation or conflict,” said Frazier. “ICI programming and research present a more complex picture of the dense networks and lively exchange of ideas and technologies among Chinese and Indians. This understudied pattern of mutual, non-state exchanges has been a recurring theme over the past two millennia.”

Founded by The New School in 2004, ICI supports research, teaching and discussion on the relationships between India and China, two of the world’s emerging economic and political powers, and their interactions with the United States. Directed by Ashok Gurung, ICI is the hub of a robust international network of scholars, leaders, and opinion-makers, which encourages discussion and exchange through fellowships, courses, public events, publications, and inter-institutional collaboration. ICI has recently hosted visits from leading international voices including Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai of Nepal; Nirupama Rao, Indian Ambassador to the United States; and authors Liao Yiwu, Philip Gourevitch and Salman Rushdie.

“India and China represent rising nations states and civilizational spaces which scholarship and teaching in the United States cannot afford to ignore,” said Reddy. “They are jointly reshaping the world economy, polity and society.”

To his new role, Mark Frazier brings two decades of research on political economy and labor politics in China and on Chinese-Indian relations. Frazier, who most recently served as ConocoPhillips Professor of Chinese Politics and director of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma, earned his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell, 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace: State, Revolution and Labor Management (Cambridge, 2002). A former journalist, Frazier’s work for Roll Call was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Sanjay Reddy has served at The New School for Social Research in 2009. His research focuses on global political economy, development and poverty, with a particular focus on contemporary India. In addition to having taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Harvard, from which he earned his PhD in economics, Reddy has consulted for development agencies and institutions like Oxfam, UNICEF and the World Bank. He is the author of Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation? (Routledge, 2011) and International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (Columbia, 2008).

This fall the ICI will also welcome five fellows in Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments. Hailing from India, China and the United States, the fellows will conduct and present research and instruct New School courses.

The 2012 Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments Fellows are:
Dong Shikui, Professor at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University (China)
Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Professor and Head of the Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Public Policy and Management, India Institute of Management, Calcutta (India)
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Professor of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh (India)
Victorial Marshall, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Parsons The New School for Design (USA)
Nidhi Srinivas, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School (USA)

India China Conversations | Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality

Below are presentations from the third day of India China Conversations Conference: “Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality” (April 28, 2012)

Session I: Causes, Patterns, Consequences

Atul Kohli, Politics of inequality in India

Kellee S. Tsai, The Political Economy of Inequality in Reform-era China

Aziz Khan, The Disconnect Between Global Economic Power and Shared Domestic Prosperity in China

Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Inclusive Growth or Rising Inequalities? Indian economy in the Neoliberal Age

Session II: Reactions and Responses from State and Society

Vivienne Shue, Prosperity Amidst Poverty and Inequality: Reactions and Responses from State and Society in China

Ching Kwan Lee, The Power of Instability: How the Grassroots State Absorbs Popular Unrest in China

Devesh Kapur, The Capability Trap of the Indian State

Sanjay Ruparelia, Legislating Socioeconomic Rights in India: Origins, Promises, Risks

Neera Chandhoke, Compound Inequalities and Political Violence in India

India China Conversations | Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality

Below are presentations from the third day of India China Conversations Conference: “Prosperity amidst Poverty & Inequality” (April 28, 2012)

Session I: Causes, Patterns, Consequences

Atul Kohli, Politics of inequality in India

Kellee S. Tsai, The Political Economy of Inequality in Reform-era China

Aziz Khan, The Disconnect Between Global Economic Power and Shared Domestic Prosperity in China

Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Inclusive Growth or Rising Inequalities? Indian economy in the Neoliberal Age

Session II: Reactions and Responses from State and Society

Vivienne Shue, Prosperity Amidst Poverty and Inequality: Reactions and Responses from State and Society in China

Ching Kwan Lee, The Power of Instability: How the Grassroots State Absorbs Popular Unrest in China

Devesh Kapur, The Capability Trap of the Indian State

Sanjay Ruparelia, Legislating Socioeconomic Rights in India: Origins, Promises, Risks

Neera Chandhoke, Compound Inequalities and Political Violence in India

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.

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