Decolonized Narratives in Political Economy: Alternative Perspectives from the Global South

What are the narratives that are underrepresented in the history of economic thought? How do economists explain freedom, justice, and democracy in non-Western cultures? How are ideas disseminated in non-English speaking countries? What are the political and intellectual challenges in the colonized world?

In this workshop on decolonized political economy, researchers, (mainly) from the Global South, will present alternative narratives about markets, governments, and social classes. During the workshop, the aim is to abandon monist narratives in economics and engage in a pluralist conversation about ignored scholarship that has theoretical and practical significance today.

  • Azadeh Akbari – Public Administration and Policy Science, University of Twente
  • Sacit Hadi Akdede – Economics, İzmir Bakircay University
  • Dieter Bögenhold – Economics, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
  • Çiğdem Boz –Economics, Fenerbahçe University
  • Ia Eradze – Social and Economic Sciences, Ilia State University, Tbilisi
  • Erkan Gürpınar, Social Sciences, University of Ankara
  • Arne Heise – Finance, Universität Hamburg
  • Nai Lee Kalema – Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London
  • Claire-Anne Lester – Sociology, University of Cape Town
  • María Fernanda Monsalvo – Political Economics, Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe
  • Rochisha Narayan – Early Modern and Modern South Asia, University of Central Florida
  • Michael Nassen Smith – Economics, University of Cape Town
  • Farah Naz – Sociology, University Sialkot
  • Meghana Prasad Nuthanapati – Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Avarna Ojha – History, Durham University
  • M. Erdem Özgür – Economics, Dokuz Eylül University
  • Eyüp Özveren – Independent Scholar
  • Sanja Petkovska – Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade
  • Madhubala Pothula – Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Enrique Téllez – Ibero-American University
  • Altuğ Yalçıntas – Economics, Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study and Ankara University


Participation via Zoom.

The workshop takes place in cooperation with the Universität Hamburg.