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Exploring the social and political foundations of modern economies

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social and political action. Using primarily an institutional approach, it examines how markets and business organizations are embedded in historical, institutional, political and cultural frameworks, how they develop, and how their social contexts change over time. The institute seeks to build a bridge between theory and policy and to contribute to political debate on major challenges facing modern societies.
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Firms as Political Entities: Diagnosis and Prospects

Isabelle Ferreras
The lecture draws on Isabelle Ferreras publications, Governing the Capitalist Firm and Gouverner le capitalisme? As the world becomes more and more automated, it is becoming increasingly important to describe and define the institution within which workers as humans actually experience it. As we shall see, the firm is the institution that best embodies the contradictions and tensions between capitalism and democracy.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
5 pm

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economic sociology

Issue 18(1)/2016 Now Out: "Economic Sociology and capitalism"
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