For many Eastern European countries, the transition from communism to capitalism was associated with profound transformation processes. In his article „Lie and Practice before 1989“, Krassen Stanchev reconstructs the different narratives preceding the breakdown of the Eastern Bloc. „[…] One paradox of the post-1989 world is how little we think on certain dimensions of the… Read more »
In this report from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the modern threat of populism on liberal democracy is examined. The NOUS Members Tom Palmer and Krassen Stanchev have contributed a chapter to this report. Tom Palmer seeks to identify the common ideology behind populism and Krassen Stanchev explores what role competition between parties and interest groups… Read more »
In the report „Human Security in Central Europe“, NOUS Member Krassen Stanchev, Marcin Zaborowski, Spasimir Domaradzki, and Kerry Longhurst explore the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central European countries. In his chapter „Health Security and Economic Security“, Krassen Stanchev elaborates further on the relationship between these two concepts. „[…] The report findings suggest… Read more »
Civil enterprises (CEs) are firms whose main goal is to produce benefits for the community, working according to a logic of reciprocity. In this paper NOUS member Christian Müller and Maria Guadalupe Martino discuss, from a game theoretical perspective, as to what extent it is possible for such enterprises to survive in competition with profit-maximizing… Read more »
This open access book introduces the reader to the foundations of AI and ethics. It discusses issues of trust, responsibility, liability, privacy and risk. It focuses on the interaction between people and the AI systems and Robotics they use. Designed to be accessible for a broad audience, reading this book does not require prerequisite technical,… Read more »
The paper reconceptualizes and unbundles the relationship between public predation, state capacity and economic development. By reframing our understanding of state capacity theory from a constitutional perspective, Boettke & Candela argue that to the extent that a causal relationship exists between state capacity and economic development, the relationship is proximate rather than fundamental. The full paper is… Read more »
In his latest work, NOUS member Erwin Dekker and Julian Gradoz utilize a novel empirical strategy, the study of exemplars, to investigate the transformation of quality conventions in the film industry during the 1960s and 1970s. They use an original dataset of movie reviews to examine the changing quality conventions and demonstrate that during the… Read more »
In his latest work, NOUS Member Alain Marciano explores the origins and the development of James Buchanan’s understanding of Federalism. He draws special attention to term papers of James Buchanan, which were his first writings on federalism. The full paper is available here.