'Cooperation is not a sentiment – it is an economic necessity'
Knowledge centre Institutions of the Open Society co-organizes Think Tank Session on citizens' collectivities
On January 30, 2014, the Knowledge ventre Institutions of the Open Society, in co-operation with the Aedes-Actiz knowlegde centre for housing and care, will organize a Think Tank Session on citizens' collectivities. At this meeting, scientists, professionals, and members of citizens' collectivities will discuss the dilemma's en issues citizens' collectivities nowadays are facing. Click here for more info and registration procedure [in Dutch]
Tine De Moor appointed as member of The Young Academy
The board of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has selected Tine De Moor as member of The Young Academy. The Young Academy is an independent platform within The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for young outstanding academics involved in interdisciplinary research, academic research policy, and the relation between science and society. Members of the Young Academy have to have a broad interest in academic research as well as in the interface between science and society. The new members of The Young Academy will be appointed for 5 years. Click here for the newsletter of the KNAW (in Dutch)
New article 'The power from below: understanding Europe's historical institutional diversity'
Published on November 21 in El País and the Italian Il Sole 24 Ore (by Tine De Moor). De Moor stresses the importance of historical institutions for present-day Europe as they are not only an important part of the foundations of our present-day institutionalized society, but they may also offer a possible solution to current societal problems.
Call for papers Seminar Series Citizenship 3.0 (Utrecht University/Institutions & KNAW, deadline abstracts 15 December 2013)
The vitality and sustainability of institutions are under constant pressure in a globalizing world. This does not only call for changes within these institutions themselves, but also for new roles for citizens. In a series of seminars, Utrecht University’s interdisciplinary research group ‘Institutions: Understanding the Dynamics of Open Societies’ aims to critically address the new functions, roles and challenges for citizens in the 21st century in terms of responding to some of the many problems they are facing and the development of political, social and economic democracy. The seminars are organized in cooperation with and under the aegis of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. Click here for the full text of this call ...
New project on institutional change and life expectancy (Europe, early modern period)
Recently, NWO has awarded a VIDI grant (800k €) for the research project 'Nature or nurture? A search for the institutional and biological determinants of life expectancy in Europe during the early modern period'. In this project, we will examine the relationship betweenthe development of the European Marriage Pattern, changes in fertility, and institutional developments directed towards elderly care, a.o. in the form of institutions for collective action. Click here for the project description...
Text inaugural lecture Tine De Moor now online
On 30 August 2013, Tine De Moor delivered her inaugural lecture as Professor 'Institutions for Collective Action in Historical Perspective'. The text of this lecture, entitled 'Homo cooperans. Institutions for collective action and the compassionate society' is now available online in Dutch and in English.
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30 January 2014
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19-21 February 2014
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European Social Science
14-16 July 2014
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