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03.08.2017Alice O'Connor

Historical and social scientific perspectives on neoliberalism: Conference at the MPIfG

Around 30 researchers from Europe and the US got together in July 2017 for the conference "The Making of Neoliberalism: Historical and Social Science Perspectives." Ariane Leendertz and Timur Ergen from the MPIfG organized the historical-social scientific discussion. In their presentations, the participants discussed social change in Western societies, which is characterized by a shift from state-centered to market-centered governing principles, from collective to individual responsibility, and from civil society to economic determinism as the guiding force of social organization. The motivation for the conference is the observation that the concentration of research on the political-economic dimension of societal change has led to an incomplete historical description of neoliberalism. more

 

 
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