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09.02.2018

International conference in Paris marks MaxPo’s fifth anniversary

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) welcomed some 70 participants to its fifth-anniversary conference on Destabilizing Orders - Understanding the Consequences of Neoliberalism on January 12-13, 2018, in Paris. International scholars presented their research on instability and inequality in capitalist societies in five panels. The conference program reflected the wide range of themes being investigated and methods being used at the Franco-German research center, which examines economic phenomena from the viewpoint of sociology and political science. In the concluding panel, MaxPo codirector Jenny Andersson, the two former co-directors of MaxPo, Marion Fourcade (now at UC Berkeley) and Cornelia Woll (now at Sciences Po), Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic from Sciences Po, and Wolfgang Streeck from the MPIfG discussed "Social Science at the Crossroads." An outgrowth of many years of collaboration between the MPIfG and the Parisian University Sciences Po, MaxPo has been conducting research since 2012 on the impact of increasing liberalization, technological advances, and cultural change on the stability of industrialized Western societies. Funded in equal parts by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po and originally funded for five years, the Center will now be able to continue its research through 2022 based a successful evaluation in 2017.
 

 
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