Social Issues for Social Sciences
10-12 June 2015
Badia Fiesolana, San Domenico di Fiesole
The annual June Conference of the Max Weber Programme is a forum where the research of current Max Weber Fellows (MWFs) is brought together with recent work done by former MWFs. The conference is meant to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on economic, historical, legal, political and social debates in research and academia. Furthermore, it is a forum to foster inter-cohort academic collaboration and cross-institutional exchange. Hence, the 2015 June Conference will host current and former MWFs, as well as early-career postdocs (within five years of obtaining their PhDs) who currently hold Jean Monnet Fellowships (EUI) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie grants.
One of the bedrocks of the Social Issues for Social Science conference is its cross-disciplinarity. During the 2014/15 academic year, the Max Weber Fellows have been exchanging ideas in the context of seven thematic groups, each of which will be represented by a section at the June conference. The 9th June Conference will host series of session looking at the topics listed below from an economic, historical, political, sociological or legal perspective:
Topic 1: Current challenges in the design, regulation and governance of fiscal, monetary and financial policies: causes, cures and consequences
Topic 2: Migration and citizenship: gaps between governance and practice
Topic 3: Past and present democratic challenges and institutional change in the EU
Topic 4: Knowledge, authority and freedom
Topic 5: Determinants and consequences of inequality
Topic 6: Globalization and the nation-state
Topic 7: Rationality and decision making
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