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

Beckert: Markets from Meaning

New article in Cambridge Journal of Economics Open Access
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.

MPIfG Scholar in Residence Lectures

Armin Schäfer: "In Defense of Democracy"
November 2019

A Politics of Hope

MPIfG Discussion Paper PDF

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