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Envisioning Real Utopias: alternatives within and beyond capitalism

Ralph Miliband Programme: the future of the left

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Erik Olin Wright
Chair: Dr Robin Archer

Wright argues that we can be simultaneously utopian and practical by pursuing projects for social transformation within capitalism that point us in an emancipatory direction beyond capitalism.

Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and president of the American Sociological Association.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.


A copy of Professor Erik Olin Wright's powerpoint presentation is available to download. Download Envisioning Real Utopias: alternatives within and beyond capitalism| (PDF).


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