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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Capitalism and Nature : Symposium at Manchester University

Advance notice of an event at Manchester University in the New Year:

Capitalism and Nature

Monday February 4th 2008

A one-day symposium at the University of Manchester organised by the Society and Environment Research Group, the Centre for the Study of Political Economy <http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/cspe/> , and The Red-Green Study Group http://www.redgreenstudygroup.org.uk/ .
Monday February 4 2008: 10am to 5pm, with a reception to follow, at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

The symposium will present and discuss a series of papers published in the September and December 2007 issues of the international journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism http://www.cnsjournal.org/ .

The event is free and open to the public - but please complete the booking form http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/research/events/serg/
For more information contact Gavin Bridge (mailto:gavin.bridge@manchester.ac.uk) , Society and Environment Research Group,

Programme

Coffee available from 10 o'clock

10:30 Introduction

10:45 SESSION ONE: THE 'METABOLISM' OF SOCIO-NATURE

* Ted Benton, The Rural-Urban Division in UK Politics
* Judith Watson, From Water to Land to Brownfield
* Commentary by members of the Society and Environment Research Group
* Discussion

12:30 Lunch

1:30 SESSION TWO: FOOD AND ACCUMULATION

* Richard Kuper, European Agriculture in the Crucible of the WTO
* Dan Rigby and Sophie Brown, Whatever Happened to Organic? Food, Nature and the Market for "Sustainable" Food
* Graham Sharp, School Meals in England and the Contradictions of Capital
* Commentary by members of the Society and Environment Research Group
* Discussion

3:15 Break

3:30 SESSION THREE: PRODUCING URBAN FUTURES

* Bill Hopwood and Mary Mellor, Visioning the Sustainable City
* Jane Hindley, A Park for the Twenty-First Century
* Michael Cahill, Why the U-Turn on Sustainable Transport?
* Commentary by members of the Society and Environment Research Group
* Discussion

5:15 Reception,

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