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Lisa Herzog | Big Data and the Risk of Misguided Responsibilization
Is capitalism a remarkable mechanism for growing a society with widely shared wealth, or is it a tool for transferring wealth to a select few? In her talk, Carolyn Sissoko suggests that it is both, and that our current economic structure is post-capitalist. more
MPIfG Lectures in summer semester 2022

In the summer semester of 2022, the MPIfG is again holding a number of public lectures by renowned researchers. more

New guests at the MPIfG in April 2022

In April 2022, five visiting researchers are beginning their stays at the Institute. more

News from the MPIfG’s Scientific Advisory Board

In February 2022, the MPIfG welcomed Christine Musselin, Sciences Po, as a new member of its Scientific Advisory Board. more

Conference on wealth in March 2022

In March 2022, around 20 researchers met for a two-day conference at the MPIfG on sociological and historical perspectives on wealth. more

MPIfG Lectures in summer semester 2022

In the summer semester of 2022, the MPIfG is again holding a number of public lectures by renowned researchers. more

New guests at the MPIfG in April 2022

In April 2022, five visiting researchers are beginning their stays at the Institute. more

News from the MPIfG’s Scientific Advisory Board

In February 2022, the MPIfG welcomed Christine Musselin, Sciences Po, as a new member of its Scientific Advisory Board. more

Conference on wealth in March 2022

In March 2022, around 20 researchers met for a two-day conference at the MPIfG on sociological and historical perspectives on wealth. more

Andrés López Rivera awarded doctorate

In March 2022, Andrés López Rivera was awarded his doctorate by the University of Duisburg-Essen. more

Clientelism and Electoral Dominance in Turkey

Düzgün Arslantaş more

German voters and Eurobonds

Lucio Baccaro, Björn Bremer, Erik Neimanns more

Europe and Brexit: “Emphasize social and joint culture”

Lisa Suckert, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, plädiert für eine differenziertere Wahrnehmung der Brexit-Kampagne und der ökonomischen Identität Großbritanniens. Doch auch die EU sei gefragt: Sie müsse sich verändern, um die Bedürfnisse von Austrittsbefürwortern innerhalb der EU besser zu verstehen, gegenzusteuern und den europäischen Zusammenhalt zu stärken. more

“Keep the future open”

Seit jeher versuchen Menschen, die Zukunft vorherzusehen: aus Träumen, aus den Sternen oder mithilfe von Karten und Würfeln. Heute scheinen die Bedingungen für verlässliche Vorhersagen dank großer Datenbanken und computergestützter Auswertung besser denn je. Akos Rona-Tas warnt jedoch vor zu viel Vertrauen in die neuen Prognosetechniken. Der Soziologieprofessor an der University of California San Diego, der im Sommersemester 2018 Scholar in Residence am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Köln war, befasst sich mit den Schattenseiten moderner Wahrsagung. more

Lisa Herzog | Big Data and the Risk of Misguided Responsibilization
Is capitalism a remarkable mechanism for growing a society with widely shared wealth, or is it a tool for transferring wealth to a select few? In her talk, Carolyn Sissoko suggests that it is both, and that our current economic structure is post-capitalist. more
Carolyn Sissoko | The Financial Foundations of Capitalism and Widely-Shared Wealth
Is capitalism a remarkable mechanism for growing a society with widely shared wealth, or is it a tool for transferring wealth to a select few. In her talk, Carolyn Sissoko will suggest that it is both, and that our current economic structure is post-capitalist more
Duncan Wigan | Identity Switching in Disruptive Organizations
How do entrepreneurs create organizations intended to disrupt an environment? And how do they stabilize them as organizations once they have made their mark? This talk provides a framework for understanding how issue entrepreneurs propel disruptive organizations by switching identities between different network domains. more
Catherine E. De Vries | Political Entrepreneurs and Populism
The rise and fall of populist parties across Europe has attracted much attention. But is this a new phenomenon? In this talk, Catherine E. De Vries suggests not. more
Lea Elsässer | Wer sitzt (nicht) im Parlament?<br />Soziale Repräsentation und Parteien im Wandel
Institutstag 2021 | Wissensansprüche in der Krise more
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