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The Workers and Punks University in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, is an educational project that since 1998[1] each year from November to May on a topic selected by the WPU board runs a series of lectures based on social theories critical towards neoliberalism, including World-systems theory, applying selected, but not all, Marxian concepts to understand Slovenia as periphery country, such as the theoretical work of Wikipedia:Antonio Negri, Wikipedia:Andre Gunder Frank[2], with participation from notable international academics[3], including American geographer Wikipedia:David Harvey from Wikipedia:City University of New York and philosopher Peter Hudis[4] from Wikipedia:Oakton Community College, British economist Michael Roberts[5], economist Joachim Becker from Institute for International Economics and Development Department at the Vienna University of Economics[6], Dutch economist Angela Wigger[7] from Radboud University Nijmegen.

Lecture topics by yearsEdit

The topics by years were:[8]

  • 2013/2014 Democratic Socialism (with accompanying round tables with members of German Wikipedia:Die Linke, French Wikipedia:Front de Gauche, and Greek Wikipedia:Syriza)
  • 2012/2013 Wikipedia:Euro crisis
  • 2011/2012 Wikipedia:Financialization,
  • 2010/2011 Class Struggle after Class Struggle[2]
  • 2009/2010 School as an Ideological Apparatus of Economy,
  • 2008/2009 Stupidity,
  • 2007/2008 Totalitarianism,
  • 2006/2007 On Sin,
  • 2005/2006 Political Ecology,
  • 2004/2005 Post-Fordism,
  • 2003/2004 Love and Politics,
  • 2002/2003 May ‘68 – REvision,
  • 2001/2002 Utopistics,
  • 2000/2001 The Left,
  • 1999/2000 The New Right,
  • 1998/1999 Neo-conservatism.


Wikipedia:Category:Educational institutions in Ljubljana Wikipedia:Category:Marxism Wikipedia:Category:Socialism in Slovenia



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