Abstract of the Conference:
The shock and grief of 2020 have prompted a search for healing and renewal. The Covid-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated inequalities, upended common understandings of time and space, raised doubts about the knowledge of experts, and mobilised reactions from opposite ends of the political spectrum. At the same time, it has highlighted the world’s interdependence, inspired collective approaches to shared problems, and aroused creativity and resilience among individuals and societies. Fear and fatigue are coupled with hope for change. The 15th Max Weber Conference welcomes reflections on political, economic, legal, and historical questions that offer insight into varying forms of recovery and regeneration.
Panels of Day 1:
Panel 1 Ecology and the Urban Environment
Panel 2 Health and Life Quality
Panel 3 Democracy and the European Project
Panel 4 Norms, the Arts, and Culture
Panel 5 Identity and Discrimination
Panel 6 Finance and Regulation
Panel 7 Old and New Challenges to Democracy
Panel 8 Public Health in Historical Social Thought
Panel 9 Narratives of Recovery in Modern Times
Each panel features several presentations given by MW Fellows.
The Conference will take place in hybrid mode, participants are encouraged to join online.