Max Weber Lecture with Kathleen Thelen
Upcoming Max Weber Lecture 18 January 2012 with Kathleen Thelen
Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT and Permanent External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. She studies the origin, development, and effects of institutional arrangements that define distinctive “varieties of capitalism” across the developed democracies, and is the author of How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, The United States and Japan
This year the MWP Classics Revisited conference will be on Karl Polanyi with the preliminary title “The Embeddedness of Markets today: Returning to Polanyi to think development, markets & the financial crisis”.
In the context of an extended economic crisis in the Western world that crowned two decades of economic growth with worsening income inequality, Karl Polanyi’s economic thought has gained new prominence. This conference seeks to bring together Fellows, EUI faculty, and researchers with leading scholars around the world relying critically on Polanyi for understanding and working through the normative implications of contemporary capitalism and its current crisis.
Programme and list of speakers to be announced on the MWP Webpage at a later stage.
For more information about other upcoming events see the Activities page on the MWP website