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Martina Sander-Blanck

Changing Societies - New Frameworks for Societal Policies and Decision Making

Abstract
 

All important information as well as interesting impressions of our work can be found in our new blog:

https://changingsoc.hypotheses.org/

Main content
 

The Franco-German Research Program of the Humanities and Social Sciences aims at fostering the interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration between French and German researchers.

The main focus of the collaboration lies on the joint, interdisciplinary and critical assessment of key social changes. Various aspects of these transformation processes will be investigated and new criteria for their evaluation developed. The guiding research questions are:

1. What are central ecological, economic, and societal changes of our times?

2. How can we adequately describe, measure, and compare these changes between countries and over time?

"Changing Societies" takes into account both qualitative and quantitative research methods in a wide range of areas such as business, (work) life and migration. Researchers from various academic fields such as history, sociology, economics, political science, law, philosophy, mathematics, statistics, anthropology, literature etc. will work within the seven areas of interest:

1. The Changing World of Work, Care and Family Life

2. Transformation of Economic Elites and Discourses

3. New Evaluative Frameworks in Politics, Health and Education

4. The Challenge of Migration and Integration

5. New Perspectives on the Social-Ecological Crisis

6. Evaluating Crises and Conflicts in Modern Democracy

7. Diagnoses of Contemporary Societies and Social Change

 

Program:

"Changing Societies" regularly organizes conferences and workshops on various social challenges. An overview of previous events and the respective conference reports can be found on our blog.

You can find the program of our final conference "Changing Societies - New Frameworks for Modern Societies", which took place on the 10.04.2018, here.

 

 

 

Useful links:

Project presentation on our partners website (FMSH)

Trivium online magazine

Scientific resource by CIERA about Germany

Scientific resource by CIERA about France

Press reviews about Germany in French

Press reviews about France in French

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Research fields

Labor and Labor Market
Duration
01.02.2016 - 31.07.2018
Funding
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Cooperation partners
Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH)

Contact

Lisa Crinon
fon: +49 30 25491 -384
mail: lisa.crinon [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

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