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7th Annual Political Economy Meeting


25-27 January 2024


Call for papers

Until 10th October 2023

The Portuguese Association for Political Economy (EcPol) announces its call for papers for the 7th Annual Meeting of Political Economy, which will take place at ISEG, Lisbon, on 25-27 January 2024, under the theme Political Economy and Democracy: Reimagining the World in the 50th Anniversary of the 25th of April Revolution.​


The Meeting aims to bring together all those who, from a variety of disciplinary fields and approaches, understand economic phenomena as being eminently shaped by social, political, legal, cultural, technological and ecological factors, to be analysed in their institutional, historical and geographic contexts.


The Meeting will begin on January 25, 2024, with the one-day EcPol Winter School, which will feature the participation of invited experts who will stimulate the discussion of doctoral projects presented by students.



In 2024, the historic change that began on April 25, 1974 will celebrate fifty years. This significant anniversary invites us to look back and reflect on the possibilities for socioeconomic and political transformation raised by this momentous event, including the multiple forms of freedom and democracy that developed, often spontaneously – that is, from the bottom up –, during the intense years of 1974-75. Indeed, there is not just one freedom, not just one democracy. At the same time, it is important to consider the forms of subordination, exclusion and iniquity that have persisted, and in some cases even reinforced themselves, in a political context that defines itself as free and democratic but which is by and large subordinated to an economic and financial sphere that is globalised and in permanent shock.


As the 25th of April Revolution turns fifty, the 7th Annual Meeting of Political Economy will constitute a space for broad and plural reflection on the legacy of the political revolutions of the 20th Century and the democratic projects that followed, while paying special attention to the interconnections between politics and economics. Without being limited to the Portuguese case, the Meeting will foster reflection and debate on the democratic models of the last 50 years; its various geographic, legal, administrative and economic expressions; the processes of decolonisation and neocolonisation that followed; and the crises and tensions of these models in different contexts, involving a rethinking and reconfiguration of the very idea of 'democracy'. Another running theme throughout the Meeting will be the diversity of the popular aspirations which challenge the limits of economic, social and political inclusion and democratic representation, as suggested by political, economic, labor, feminist, environmental and indigenous movements among many others that contest, sometimes irreconcilably, the established democracies.

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The New School of Social Research


José Pereirinha



Virginia Doellgast

Cornell University

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Chair of the Meeting


Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

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UFRJ - Centro de Tecnologia - Núcleo Interdisciplinar para o Desenvolvimento Social (NIDES)

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Paper proposals, as well as panel proposals from individual researchers, thematic sections or regional branches of EcPol are accepted on, among others, the following topics:


  • Technocapitalism, acceleration and dilemmas for democracy

  • Financialization of capitalism

  • The Welfare State, poverty and inequalities

  • Health, health policies and the NHS

  • Pensions and social protection policies

  • Housing and real estate speculation

  • Tourism, labor mobility and gentrification

  • Racism, migration and borders

  • Crises, emergencies and states of exception

  • Political economy and democratic planning

  • Trade unionism, cooperativism and social movements

  • Labor reconfigurations and labor markets

  • Precariousness, gig economy and platformization of work

  • Decolonisation and neocolonisation

  • Education, culture and development

  • Degrowth and ecology

  • Innovation and the green transition

  • Extractivism, global markets and local contestations

  • Ecological crisis and climate justice

  • Circular economy and sociotechnical change

  • Digitization of the State, governance and sustainability

  • History of political and economic thought

  • Varieties of capitalism and forms of international insertion

The following proposals are accepted:

1) Papers;

2) Papers to be included in panels proposed by the thematic sections/regional branches of EcPol:

  • Thematic panel on the Political Economy of Science and Technology (more information here);

  • Thematic panel on the Political Economy of the Territory (more information here).

3) Free thematic panels, comprising 3 or 4 papers.

4) Posters based on ongoing or recently completed (less than 3 years) research projects.


Papers based on PhD research projects should preferably be submitted to, and presented at, the Winter School.


Proposals should be submitted in the language in which the papers are to be presented, which may be Portuguese, Spanish or English. 


Papers and PhD research projects proposals should include the following information:

i) Title;

ii) Type of proposal (paper or thesis project)

ii) Name, affiliation and e-mail address of the proponent(s);

iv) Summary and 4 keywords (max. 400 words).


Panel proposals should include the following information:

i) Title of the session;

ii) Summary of the session (max. 200 words);

iii) Name, affiliation and e-mail address of the panel proponent(s) and all participants;

iv) Title, summary and keywords (max. 400 words) of the papers included in the panel.


Proposals for posters on research projects should include the following information:

  1. Title of the project, research team and source of funding;

  2.  Summary of the project and it main findings  (max. 500 words);

  3.  Name, affiliation and e-mail address of the proponent(s).


Paper and PhD research project proposals should be submitted through the following form:


Papers to be included in the panels organised by EcPol thematic sections/regional branches should be submitted by e-mail:



Free thematic panel proposals should be submitted by e-mail to:

Proposals for posters on research projects should be submitted by e-mail to:

REGISTRATION | Registration form here


- EcPol Members (2023 membership fee already paid) | Without Institutional Support

Before 07 December 2023: 65 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)

Before 22 December 2023: 80 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)


- EcPol Members (2023 membership fee already paid) | With Institutional Support

Before 07 December 2023: 85 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)

Before 22 December 2023: 100 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)


- Students and Unemployed Persons 

Before 07 December 2023: 20 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)

Before 22 December 2023: 35 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)


- Other Non-Members with Institutional Support

Before 07 December 2023: 100 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)

Before 22 December 2023: 115 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)


- Other Non-Members without Institutional Support 

Before 07 December 2023: 85 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)

Before 22 December 2023: 100 euros (includes EcPol membership fee for 2024)


- Winter School and PhD projects

Before 22 December 2023: 20 euros (free for participants registered in the Meeting).


10 October 2023 

Deadline for paper proposals


31 October 2023

Deadline for thesis project proposals


6 November 2023

Notification of proposals’ acceptance/rejection 


7 December 2023 (new date)

Deadline for registration in the Meeting and/or Winter School


22 December 2023

Deadline for late registration and payment


Alongside and in collaboration with the 7th Annual Meeting of Political Economy, a special issue of the journal Innovation and Green Development (Elsevier) is planned, dedicated to the theme “The Role of Political Economy in Innovation and Green Development”. Articles intended for publication should be submitted between February 1st and June 30th, 2024, in accordance with the call available here.


Download preliminary detalied programme

Audience and Lecturer
WINTER SCHOOL | 25 january 2023

Download Winter School Programme PT & Eng 

Work: transformations, representations and organization in the last 50 years

In the 50 years post the 25th of April 1974, the 7th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Political Economy proposes a reflection on the legacy of the political revolutions of the XX century, the continuities and disruptions that succeeded them, especially focusing on the interconnection between politics and the economy, inviting participants to reimagine the world.

The overthrow of the Portuguese authoritarian regime opened the possibility to a revolutionary process that carried out profound institutional transformations. After the immediate tasks aimed at guaranteeing social and individual freedoms, popular aspirations for a transformation in the economy were soon organized.  The self-management movement put workers’ commissions at the head of thousands of companies, collective production units took over large estates and hundreds of nationalizations took place in strategic sectors. In addition to the guarantee of the right to strike and union organization, measures such as the reduction in the average length of the working day, the creation of the national minimum wage and the right to collective bargaining were added.

So that the Carnation Revolution can help rethink the world of modern work, in which the precariousness of labour relations has created new and persistent inequalities, the Winter School of the 7th Annual Meeting of Political Economy will hold sessions in which topics such as the collective organization of workers, labour legislation, social protection, and workers’ self-management will be discussed. There will also be room for the discussion of doctoral projects presented by students, in which specialists in each of the themes will participate.

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(Re)Thinking Social Contestation 50 Years after the 25th of April: Political Economy and Democracy

January 27, 2024, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Debate, Closing Session and Visit to the Museum.

In line with previous meetings, the 7th Annual Political Economy Meeting - Political Economy and Democracy: reimagining the world in the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April Revolution - promotes a space for debate open to all audiences. Considering the current moment of contestation, it is important to understand the issues that lead to the various ongoing social and political struggles. Therefore, this year the closing round table of the meeting will include representatives from various recent social movements.

The participants in this session will reflect upon multiple inequalities and fields of struggle, such as gender, housing, racism, labor struggles, health, education, environment. Our intention is to create bridges between multiple social movements, academia, and other societal actors. In a period of political and social conflict, but also of encounter and openness, we want to understand and imagine new ways of thinking and doing departing from a configuration of perceived polycrisis: In what ways is contestation, as a result of historical changes, simultaneously a key element in intervening and influencing more structural issues through various movements? What can be the possible bridges between different struggles and practices, and what can be done to 'create' a more comprehensive movement for change? How to reimagine new fields of possibility for this change and for other futures?


To discuss these issues, we will have with us:

André Carmo, Teachers Trade Union of Greater Lisbon (Sindicato dos Professores da Grande Lisboa) / FENPROF

Ana Gago, Housing Referendum Movement (Movimento Referendo pela Habitação)

Jo Rodrigues, Associação Anémona

Miguel Jerónimo, GEOTA – Spatial Planning and Environmental Studies Group (Grupo de Estudos de Ordenamento do Território e Ambiente)

Vítor Sanches, Bazofo & Dentu Zona.


Moderation: Sandra Monteiro, Le Monde Diplomatique


The 7th Annual Meeting of Political Economy will take place at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management



Address: Rua do Quelhas 6, 1200-781 Lisboa



Aurora Teixeira

Ana Cordeiro Santos

António Rafael Amaro

Chun-Ping Chang

Carlos Bastien

Davide Scarso

Fátima Suleman

Joana Pereira Leite

João Silva

João Arriscado Nunes

José Reis

Leonida Correia

Luísa Veloso

Manuel Branco

Maria Fátima Nunes

Nuno Martins

Olívia Bina

Orlando Gomes

Paula Duarte Lopes 

Renato Carmo

Ricardo Alcobia Rodrigues

Ricardo Barradas

Teresa Cravo

Tiago Carvalho


(Em atualização)


Amarílis Felizes

Ana Costa

Alexandre Abreu

André Carmo

André Pinto

Clara Murteira

Daniel Seabra Lopes

Eduardo Coltre Ferraciolli 

Elsa Fontaínha

Francisco Louçã

Helena Jerónimo

Inês Faria

João Carlos Lopes

João Moreira Campos

João Van Dunem

Madalena Ferreira

Maria Conceição Rego

Mariya Gubareva

Paulo Marques

Ricardo Noronha

Sandra Faustino

Sofia Bento

Sílvia Amaral

Thiago França

Vítor Tresse



Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política

CETRAD - Centro de estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento, da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

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