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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Call for Applications: States, Sectors, Firms, Growth



Joint PhD Seminar at Sciences Po in May 2019 more (PDF)

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C. J. Martin: Imagine All the People: Literature, Society, and Cross-National Variation in Education Systems
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From Mitterrand to Macron: On the Collapse of the French Party System

Bruno Amable
The 2017 elections saw the party system of the Fifth Republic implode: Gaullists and Socialists suffered dramatic losses as Le Pen, Mélenchon, and Macron with his En Marche! movement, dominated. In his lecture, Bruno Amable (University of Geneva) argues that some of the responsibility for that lies with the “governing left”. After the failure of the reforms at the beginning of Mitterrand’s presidency, the Socialists had neglected their traditional base and pledged themselves to neoliberal policies.
Public Lecture
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 5 p.m.

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