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Moran Nov 2021 ESC seminar on Rentier Capitalism


This webinar is hosted by the UCD Equality Studies Centre and organised by Dr Marie Moran, Director ESC

Nov 24, 2021 06:00 PM Dublin, Rentier capitalism and countermovements: The moral economy perspective.


Based on work carried out for the recent book, ‘Rentier Capitalism and its discontents’ (2021), Balihar Sanghera and Elmira Satybaldieva will examine the moral economy of rent extraction, using Central Asia as a case study.

The speakers will first explain how rent extraction has been justified and legitimised by economic elites, the judiciary and international financial institutions in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. They will then discuss the harmful and damaging effects of rentier activities on economic development, people’s well-being, the environment and democracy. Finally, they will examine how grassroots movements have emerged to counter the neoliberal commodification of land, money and labour.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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