Donato Di Carlo awarded doctorate

Donato Di Carlo was awarded his doctorate at the University of Cologne in June 2019. In his dissertation, “Unions, Public Employers, and the EMU: Understanding Wage Dynamics in the German and Italian Public Sectors” , he explores the conditions and processes of divergent public sector wage setting in Germany and Italy in the course of monetary integration in Europe. The study relies on a comparative historical analysis approach to bring together insights from comparative political economy, fiscal sociology, and industrial relations theory. Donato Di Carlo was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) from 2015 to 2019 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfG.



The organization and dynamics of society – “Gesellschaftsforschung” 2/2019

The latest issue of the “Gesellschaftsforschung” research magazine, on the organization and dynamics of society, is dedicated to the Institute’s founding director, Renate Mayntz, and her life’s work. In the lead article, Edgar Grande pays tribute to the grande dame of sociology on her ninetieth birthday. In an interview with Ariane Leendertz and Uwe Schimank, Renate Mayntz talks about her time at the University of Cologne and with the Max Planck Society. The article is an extract from the volume “Ordnung und Fragilität des Sozialen”, which was published by Campus Verlag to mark the occasion. “The sleeping giant in the economy is the state,” says Leon Wansleben. Since January 2019, he and his new research group have been exploring the central role of public finances against a background of rising levels of indebtedness. In his profile of the research group leader, Martin Roos describes what it is that informs this view. In their opinion piece, Benjamin Braun and Marina Hübner argue that the Eurogroup, as a powerhouse in European economic governance, evades an important democratic principle. The “Gesellschaftsforschung” research magazine is published twice a year in German and is available to download or order free of charge as a printed edition or as a PDF newsletter by email. Download current issue (PDF in German)
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2019-07-29Armin Schäfer

Armin Schäfer is Scholar in Residence 2019

Armin Schäfer, Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Münster, will be joining the MPIfG from September 2019 as Scholar in Residence. During his six-month stay in Cologne, Armin Schäfer will be offering a series of lectures on the theme of “In Defense of Democracy.” They will focus on explanatory models for the current crisis of democracy and whether the success of populist parties should be met with less or more and better democracy. The lectures will be held at the MPIfG on November 19 and 26 and December 2, 2019. Every year, the MPIfG invites a leading researcher from political science, economics, or the social sciences to spend three to six months at the Institute. Scholars in Residence work on a research project that is thematically related to the research of the MPIfG. more




Marin Baban completes training

Marin Baban began training in office communications at the MPIfG in August 2016 and in June 2019 passed his final examination at the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK). He will continue to work at the MPIfG in HR and accounts until June 2020. The MPIfG has been offering traineeships in IT systems integration and office communications for almost twenty years.



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