MPIfG and Sciences Po: Conference on Instability in Market Societies
At a joint conference in Paris on December 15 and 16, 2011, the MPIfG and Sciences Po presented the subjects that will be investigated at the future German-French Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies. The Center will study how western societies are handling the growing instability of their economies. Markets are increasingly dominating many areas of life, which has led to a culture of individualization that is destabilizing traditional social structures. How can states, organizations and individuals cope with increasingly unstable economic, social and political environments? The center, which is being run jointly by the MPIfG and Sciences Po, will be located in Paris. Currently two research groups are being set up.