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25.04.2019

MPIfG Founding Director Renate Mayntz turns 90

Renate Mayntz, Emeritus Director of the MPIfG, will celebrate her ninetieth birthday on April 28, 2019. After an academic career that was in part shaped by her experience of living through the Second World War and the immediate post-war period, today Renate Mayntz is the grande dame of German sociology. Renate Mayntz’s work on theories of society and social systems, political institutions, policy development and implementation, and transnational structures has been groundbreaking. As Founding Director of the MPIfG, she led the Institute with her co-director Fritz W. Scharpf until her retirement in 1997. Renate Mayntz shares her memories and thoughts on the various stages of her academic career in the volume of interviews “Ordnung und Fragilität des Sozialen – Renate Mayntz im Gespräch,” edited by Ariane Leendertz and Uwe Schimank (Campus 2019). more

 

 
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