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Max Weber was born 150 years ago on the 21st of April, 1864. To mark his upcoming anniversary, the Max Weber Programme is posting this page to celebrate Weber’s intellectual legacy. Later in 2014 a special Max Weber Lecture on 15 October by Peter Ghosh of the University of Oxford, and the author of a […]

Citizenship with a Price Tag?

8th JMU-MWP Conference Keynote Lecture by  Jelena Džankić 11April 2014, 17.15-18.15, MWP Common Room The spread of the global economic crisis enticed many countries to consider attracting investors to become their citizens. The mushrooming of investor programs, which permit rich individuals to gain residence in the underlying countries and eventually access their citizenship, has become […]

The European Union and the Challenges of Globalizing Politics and Economics

7th JMU-MWP Symposium 11 April 2014, 9.00-18.15, MWP Common Room, Badia Fiesolana The EUI’s Max Weber Programme and the James Madison University’s M.A. programme in European Union Policy Studies present their 7th Joint Graduate Symposium. The symposium aims to establish a platform for JMU’s MA students to present their work and ideas about the EU […]

Max Weber Lecture, 19 March 2014, 17.00-18.30, Refettorio, Badia, San Domenico di Fiesole

Human Rights and Market Fundamentalism by Mary Nolan, New York University   In the 1970s human rights and market fundamentalism gained prominence in the United States, Europe and Latin America. These were simultaneously discourses, ideologies, national movements and transnational networks, and policies that states and NGOs sought to impose. Human rights and market fundamentalism both […]