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04.12.2017

Trust and responsibility in turbulent times: Joint conference with the Institute for Economic Research

For the seventh time, the researchers of the MPIfG and the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) met for a joint conference. The main topic of the roundtable discussion on 10 November 2017 was "Vertrauen und Verantwortung in unruhigen politischen Zeiten" [Trust and responsibility in turbulent times]: Are Brexit, Donald Trump's presidency, and rising populism really evidence for a societal turning point? What influence do institutions have, and why are they, of all things, increasingly losing societal trust? What is the role of digitization, and does it increase the irresponsibility of the individual? Current political and economic challenges were debated in the discussion. Of particular importance was the assessment of the possible societal consequences of digitization.
 

 
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