Exploring the social and political foundations of modern economies

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social, and political action. Using a variety of approaches and research methods, it examines how markets and business organizations are embedded in historical, institutional, political and cultural frameworks, how they develop, and how their social contexts change over time. The Institute seeks to build a bridge between theory and policy and to contribute to political debate on major challenges facing modern societies.

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Combatting Modern Slavery

Although the world’s largest corporations have taken up the cause of combatting modern slavery, across many sectors and regions severe labor exploitation continues to soar. In her talk, Genevieve LeBaron, University of Sheffield, will explore why over twenty years of corporate social responsibility initiatives have been unable to produce worksites that are free of forced labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking.

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