Multidisciplinary Research Workshop   10.00-13.00, 30 April 2014 MWP Common Room In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) was implemented as the institutional framework of European financial supervision trying to regain and ensure financial stability in achieving the common internal market. The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), constituting the European […]

Guilty as Charged. Human Well-Being and the Irrelevance of Political Science

Max Weber Lecture by Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg 16 April 2014, 17.00-18.30, Refettorio, Badia Fiesolana Recently, a public debate has started questioning the relevance of political science.  In the United States, public funding for political science research is under attack in the Congress and major newspapers have carried articles about this issue. In this […]

Five Research Themes for the Academic Year 2014-2015

The Max Weber Programme is launching five Research Themes to group the new cohort of incoming Fellows for the academic year 2014-2015. The purpose of this exercise is to promote synergetic and interdisciplinary postdoctoral research.      I. Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy This theme addresses national, transnational and supranational political systems in both democratizing and established […]