Berta van Schoor/ Christoph Lütge: Conditions of collective commitment in sector-specific coordinated governance initiatives

Although both the problem of corruption and its detrimental effects on society, economy, and environment has widely been recognized, corruption remains one of the most challenging problems of today. In light of globalization, the exclusive focus on compliance-oriented measures such as sharpening laws seems to be more and more ineffective. Continue Reading…

1. Agora-Alumni-Treffen in Erfurt

Vom 5. bis 7. Januar 2018 trafen sich Teilnehmer der ersten beiden Jahrgänge der Agora Sommerakademie in Erfurt zum ersten Alumni-Treffen. Von den insgesamt 35 Alumni machten sich 17 auf den (zum Teil sehr langen) Weg nach Erfurt, um alte Freunde wiederzusehen und neue zu gewinnen. Die programmatische Gestaltung lag vollständig in der Hand der jungen Menschen zwischen 17 und 23 Jahren.

Nils Goldschmidt/Erik Grimmer-Solem/Joachim Zweynert: On the Purpose and Aims of the Journal of Contextual Economics

The Editors of the new Schmollers Jahrbuch Journal of Contextual Economics, Nils Goldschmidt (University of Siegen), Erik Grimmer-Solem (Wesleyan University), and Joachim Zweynert (Witten/Herdecke University) are glad to announce that the first issue has now appeared. It contains contributions by John B. Davis, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Richard Sturn, Stephen T. Ziliak & Samuel Barbour, and Philip Mirowski.

Christian Bjornskov/Stefan Voigt: The Architecture of Emergency Constitutions

Nine out of ten countries currently have emergency provisions written into their constitutions here simply referred to as emergency constitutions. The nature of these provisions remains poorly understood. We therefore aim at providing first answers to two questions: 1) how much additional discretionary power do emergency constitutions allow and which political actors are given the additional power; and 2) is there a limited number of “typical” emergency constitutions that combine various aspects in similar or even identical fashion?