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Are we all Marxists now? Which of Marx’s ideas remain relevant; which redundant? Join leading scholars to address Marx’s legacy at 201. Are we all Marxists now? The question may sound strange but the virtues of the German philosopher are now extolled in the most unlikely of places. If this may be partly explained by the recent flurry of biographies and anniversaries – 2017 saw anniversaries of Das Kapital and the Russian Revolution; 2018 the bicentenary of his birth – the extraordinary growth of interest in Marx since the financial crisis seems undeniable. Socialism is even a talking point in the United States of America. And yet; the world looks as far removed from any communist utopia as could be imagined. Capitalism has accelerated; neoliberalism remains dominant; social democracy largely in retreat. If the political and ideological ascendency of capital has been fractured in the recent period; this seems predominantly to have benefitted the Right; leading to fears that a very different spectre from the one envisaged by Marx may now be haunting Europe; and the globe. Now therefore seems an opportune moment to reflect on the legacy of Karl Marx for the contemporary study of law; politics and society. Why is his influence so pervasive and resilient? Which ideas remain relevant; which redundant? The purpose of this event is to explore these questions with leading scholars from across different disciplines: economics; political theory; sociology and law.

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3LJ

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