MPIfG Annual Colloquium 2023: Democracy under Stress
The MPIfG is holding its 16th Annual Colloquium on December 7 and 8, 2023. Democracies today face a multitude of problems: Disruptive digitalization, escalating geopolitical conflicts, unresolved ecological crises, and increasing controversies over migration and cultural identity. How do political and social actors deal with the current challenges, and where does new potential for democratic problem-solving lie? At the event, experts from the fields of research, business, and politics will consider these questions.


Income Inequality as an Obstacle for Keynes’ Fifteen-Hours Week

Zarah Westrich
Dec 4, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

Demokratie unter Stress

Dec 7, 2023 - Dec 8, 2023

The Politics of Winter-Tourism-Led Growth under Vulnerable Climate Conditions

Valentina Außerladscheider (University of Vienna)
Dec 13, 2023 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Stabilizing the Coordinated Market Economy: Fiscal Transfers – Stimulus for the Economy and Relief for Households?

Jeremiah Nollenberger
Dec 18, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Fields of Research
Aiming to combine and develop the approaches of economic sociology, comparative and international political economy, and organization studies, the School’s research investigates the complex linkages between economic and social action.
Our Students
The IMPRS-SPCE admits up to eight students a year. The ability to do scholarly work in English is a prerequisite for admission. We welcome students from Germany and abroad.
Living in Cologne
Based at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in the heart of southern Cologne (the Südstadt) and the University of Cologne, graduate students at the IMPRS-SPCE can start to explore Germany from their local Severin and Sülz neighborhoods.
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