Professor Peter Drahos - Australian National University

Capitalism is generating three large scale processes of destruction; eco-processes collapse, techno-processes collapse and financial-processes collapse.  At the same time capitalism is itself transforming into a global regulatory order.  The paper asks whether regulatory capitalism will prove sufficiently adaptive to meet the challenges set by the processes of destruction that it has released.

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About School Research Seminar Series

This series brings together the School’s research community and domestic as well as international leaders in the field of politics and international affairs. Across each semester, the series showcases a diverse and exciting range of topics. All are welcome to attend.

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Please note that many past research seminars are recorded and are available online. 

The Research Seminar Series program for Semester 1, 2023 

Artwork: Forme bleue (1935) by Sophie Taeuber-Arp