Critical Political Economy Research Network
= "promotes and facilitates research aimed at understanding recent transformations of capitalism and capitalist societies".
"The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) promotes and facilitates research aimed at understanding recent transformations of capitalism and capitalist societies. It is affiliated to the European Sociological Association (ESA). The primary focus is on Europe, but CPERN is in no way restricted to just this part of the world. CPERN’s purpose is to reassert the centrality of political economy perspectives and to promote critical and emancipatory scholarship. It is a hub for interdisciplinary exchange, straddling principally the disciplines of sociology, politics and economics, but also reaching out to geography, social policy and law.
The network’s main activities include it’s well established bi-annual workshop, which is held across Europe." (http://criticalpoliticaleconomy.net/about/)