Workshop: Material flows and the global division of labor: Inequalities and dependencies in the world economy
The aim of the workshop is to get a better understanding of current global inequalities and to discuss how north-south relations could be described properly by both looking at the metabolic dimension waste, energy, resources and sinks as well as at global labor and production commodities, finance, care and services.
The workshop starts with two keynotes, which critically engage with and reevaluate theories rooted in classical dependency theory, stating a flow of resources and wealth from the so called “Global South” to the “Global North” and therefore an enrichment of the latter at the expense of the former. Empirical analyses of different fields will follow. Finally, we will focus on the political consequences of the current global dependencies and how to overcome them.