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20.08.2018Research Magazine No. 1/18

Latest issue of MPIfG’s research magazine "Gesellschaftsforschung" out now

The lead article in the latest issue of the MPIfG research magazine "Gesellschaftsforschung" (1/2018) concerns the power of expectations and how capitalism invents the future. Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk address questions of how economic actors conceive images of the future and how such actors make decisions in the face of the uncertainty of future developments. The newsletter also profiles Ariane Leendertz, a "contemporary historian among sociologists" who has been leading a research group at the MPIfG since 2014. Her work focuses on scientific and social discourses from the 1960s, and the profile portrays how she actively engages in contemporary discourse. There is also an interview with Sigrid Quack and Karen Shire, IMPRS-SPCE faculty members, who argue for a sociology that goes beyond the nation state. In another article, Martin Mendelski puts forward an alternative view of the constitutional conflicts in Eastern Europe. The research magazine "Gesellschaftsforschung" is published in German twice a year and can be ordered free of charge as a printed edition or as a PDF newsletter by email. Research magazine (in German)
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