In memoriam of the scientific work and the political engagement of the critical economist Joerg Huffschmid the call for the award that is named after him is now announced for the 5th time, awarding outstanding works in the field of Political Economy.
Joerg Huffschmid, who passed away in December 2009, at the age of 69 years, combined in his work astute analyses with a critique of capitalism and political reason. As one of the founders of the Arbeitsgruppe Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik, the EuroMemo group and member of the scientific council of attac and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation he aimed in his personal, political and scientific life on a socially just society, engaged against the supposed lack of an alternative as suggested by mainstream economics. Therefore the four organisations publish since 2011 the call for this award.
The aim is to encourage in particular young scholars to take up on the tradition of critical thinking for which the outstanding name giver of the prize stands.
We invite final degree-theses on level of PhD, Magister, Master and Diploma. The selected PhD-thesis will be awarded with 1500 Euro, the other collected degree thesis will be awarded with 500 Euro. The work should be related to the field of Political Economy, and look, for instance at the following:
- finance, fiscal, trade and industrial policy
- alternatives to austerity and privatisation
- militarisation of European foreign-, border-security and armament policies
- challenges arising from processes of digitalisation
- socio-ecological remodelling
- social and technological innovation and new economic systems
- 10 years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers – consequences of the recent financial and economic crisis
- 20 years Euro – controversies concerned with the European Monetary Union
Encouraged are especially theses that apply an approach that brings different disciplines together, integrating economics and approaches from social and political science.
We will consider submissions that had been accepted since April 2017 at a European university/third-level institution, submitted in German or English language. Submissions by members of one of the four organisations and members of the respective scientific councils will not be considered. Applications are only accepted in electronic form, to be sent before or at the very latest on April 1st, 2019 to the following address:
Please, attach the following:
- Cover letter
- Summary of 800 words, showing the link to the scientific work of Joerg Hufschmid
- Academic references that had been provided as part of the graduation process
Members of the Jury
Heide Gerstenberger, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Universität Bremen; Jörg Hafkemeyer, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Universität der Künste Berlin; Peter Herrmann, EuroMemo Gruppe, Corvinus University Budapest; Anne Hufschmid, FU Berlin; Birgit Mahnkopf, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin; Silke Ötsch, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Soziologin; Thomas Sablowski, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Thomas Sauer, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Ernst- Abbe-Hochschule Jena; Mechthild Schrooten, Hochschule Bremen;consultative Bärbel Rompeltien and Rainer Rilling (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)
The awarding ceremony is planned for October 18th 2019 in Berlin.
Contact and further information
Peter Herrmann, email@example.com
You will get a more or less immediate conformation of the submission, if you do not receive this after a week, please contact the coordinator.