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Multidisciplinary Workshops by Max Weber Fellows 2017-2018

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The core of the Max Weber Programme’s multidisciplinary activities are the  Thematic Research Groups . These Groups are organized on an interdisciplinary basis and bring together Fellows from different disciplines who are working on a similar range of issues.

The Groups have the opportunity to organize one or two workshops each (either two half days or one full day), either in conjunction with a MW Lecturer (Master Classes) or another visiting expert (Multidisciplinary Workshops -MW- by MW Fellows). 

Upcoming workshops

peace from localsPeace from locals

1 June 2018, 10:15-17:00
Badia, Emeroteca

Keynote speaker: Neophytos Loizides (University of Kent)

Organizers: Tine Gade (MW Fellow, RSC), Vivian Gerrand (MW Fellow, RSC), Akisato Suzuki (MW Fellow, SPS)



In the major conflict research, the causes of conflict and conditions for peace have usually been sought in institutions, socio-economic factors, and politically active actors. What has been largely missing so far is the role of local actors such as ordinary people in allowing or preventing conflict. This workshop aims to fill this gap, thereby contributing to developing peace and conflict research from a local perspective. The workshop will be concluded with a keynote speech, “Resurgent Nationalism? Local Peacebuilding and the Future of Ethnopolitics in the 21st century,” 

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Fifth Colloquium on Regulatory Governance:

Socio-Legal Approaches to Regulatory Governance: Shadows of Power

31 May 2018, 14.00-16.00, Seminar Room (Villa Paola)


Presenters: Amy Cohen (The Ohio State University); Matthew Canfield (Max Weber Fellow, Department of Law)

Papers to be presented will be circulated to the registered participants. 


fiscal policyTaxation and Fiscal Policy

28 May 2018 09.30 - 17.30
Badia, Emeroteca

Organisers: Per Andersson (MW Fellow, SPS), Alexandra Fotiou (MW Fellow, ECO), Hanna Kleider (MW Fellow, SPS), Andrea Papadia (MW Fellow, RSC), Zbigniew Truchlewski (MW Fellow, SPS),
Tomasz Zawisza (MW Fellow, ECO)


The recent crisis has put taxation and fiscal policy at the centre-stage of academic and policy debates. The limits of monetary policy acting on its own, the debt troubles of European countries and the difficulties in implementing effective and coordinated policies to fight the crisis have raised numerous questions on how to conduct fiscal policy at both the national and international level. Independentist movements in a number of European countries have also brought attention back to the issue of the relationship between local and central governments in the fiscal, as well as other, realms.

Much remains to be learned regarding the effectiveness and optimal design of fiscal policy and, more broadly, the way states tax, borrow and spend public funds. Politics, economics, history and myriad other factors intertwine to determine the policy options available to states, the obstacles they face, and the practical implementation of policies. While an interdisciplinary approach to these questions is desirable, it is also clearly underutilized. Today scholars are scattered between social science disciplines. Because of this organizational fragmentation there is need to create opportunities for scholars working on taxation and public finance to meet and exchange ideas. We believe that this workshop can be a first step towards this direction.

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List of MW events by Max Weber Fellows for the academic year 2017-2018

  • 1- 2 March 2018, time tbc 
    Picking up after Brexit: Explaining and assessing the British exit from the European Union’
    Badia, Emeroteca 
    Organizers: Aydin Yildirim, Robin Markwica, Marina Henke
  • ‘Regulatory Governance Colloquia’ – seminar sessions (VIlla Paola, Seminar Room, 14:00-16:00): 
    16 April 2018, Cedric Ryngaert (Universities of Utrecht and Leuven)
    25 April 2018, Anton Hemerijck (EUI-SPS) POSTPONED to 6 June 2018
    8 May 2018, Colin Scott (University College Dublin)
    22 May 2018, Alessandra Arcuri (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
    31 May 2018, Amy Cohen (Ohio State University)
    Organizers: Bernardo Rangoni, Matthew Canfield, Ioanna Hadjiyianni, Marta Morvillo, Gemma Scalise
  • 20 April 2018, 9:45-17:45
    ‘Trust Matters’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Raquel Barradas de Freitas, Sergio Lo Iacono, Marta Morvillo, Carolin Schmitz
  • 24 May, 9:00-18:00
    'What is corruption?'
    Badia, Seminar Room 4
    Organizers: Chiara Destri, Tatyana Zhuravleva
  • 28 May 2018, time tbc
    ‘Taxation and Fiscal Policy’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Per Andersson, Alexandra Fotiou, Hanna Kleider, Andrea Papadia, Tomasz Zawisza, Zbigniew Truchlewski
  • 1 June 2018, time tbc
    ‘Peace from Locals’
    Badia, Emeroteca 
    Organizers: Akisato Suzuki, Tine Gade, Vivian Gerrand
  • 11June, 14:00-19:30, 12 June, 10:00-17:30
    ‘National Political Communities and International Institutions’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Angelo Caglioti, Leon Castellanos, Madeleine Dungy 
  • 5 July 2018, time tbc 
    ‘The Role of  Image-Making in the Prevention of Violence’
    Badia, Emeroteca 
    Organizers: Vivien Gerrard, Saeed Bagheri, Tine Gade

Go to the past abstracts of the MW Fellows workshops 2011-2016


Page last updated on 24 May 2018