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2014, Sat, Apr 05

The Principle of Capitalism

mit Saskia Sassen, Joseph Vogl

City - Religion - Capitalism | The biggest Stock Exchange in the world / Portal of the banking house of the Medici familiy, 15th century | Ad Meskens, CC BY-SA 3.0/ Giovanni Dall ’ Orto, CC BY-SA 3.0, Collage

City - Religion - Capitalism | The biggest Stock Exchange in the world / Portal of the banking house of the Medici familiy, 15th century | Ad Meskens, CC BY-SA 3.0/ Giovanni Dall ’ Orto, CC BY-SA 3.0, Collage

Saskia Sassen and Joseph Vogl will journey back to the beginnings of the markets, examining their largely obscure historical facets and tracing their lines of development up to the global structures of the present.
Moderated by Bernd M. Scherer & Alexander Kluge


Saskia Sassen

Globalization expert, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Author of Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2014).


Joseph Vogl

Professor of literature, cultural studies, and media at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; regular guest professor at Princeton University. Author of Das Gespenst des Kapitals (The Specter of Capital, 2010)


The discussants

Will Davies is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work looks at the history and politics of neoliberalism, both as a set of ideas and as a form of policy-making.

Zofia Lapniewska is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Her areas of scientific interest are feminist economics, new institutional economics and urban studies.