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04.06.2019Lisa Suckert

Workshop exploring interaction between crises and future expectations

What is the relationship between crises and future expectations, both as empirical phenomena and as theoretical concepts? This was the question researchers fromSciences Po, Paris, the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life, Warsaw, and the MPIfG discussed during their trilateral workshop "Crisis of Expectation – Expectation of Crisis" in Cologne in April. Twelve lectures explored how expectations and future perspectives change as a result of crises or are actively changed by actors, to what extent crises are instrumentalized in the struggle for political visions of the future, and how experience of crises impacts on financial expectations and attitudes to money. In their keynote lectures, Ekaterina Svetlova (University of Leicester) and Will Atkinson (University of Bristol) reflected on the topic in the context of Brexit.
 

 
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