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Capitalism and Democracy

Internationaler Workshop unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Martin Geyer, Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill und Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde.


For a long time, the relationship of capitalism and democracy has been viewed as unproblematic, at least as long as market forces have been sufficiently tamed by governmental regulation and welfare state institutions. Yet this assumption of compatibility is increasingly challenged by various developments. The latter include not only challenges to the legitimacy of capitalist systems, as they emerge from globalized markets and in particular from the economic and financial crisis since 2007. They also entail challenges to democratic systems through the proliferation of non-democratic regimes and growing concerns over the security and vulnerability of democracies. It is the objective of the workshop to analyze the consequences emerging from these developments for the capability of national democracies to cope with global crises, global market dynamics, and growing social instabilities and inequalities. In so doing, the workshop combines analytical views from different academic disciplines, including economics, history, sociology, and political science.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Joan Esteban (Autonome Universität Barcelona), Bernhard Rieger (University College London).


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