Lund University, Sweden, 19-22 Sept 2019

The rise of new growth poles and the emergence of new global institutional dynamics are challenging the old divide between the developed and developing world. At the same time as a majority of the world population have experienced improved living standards, there seems to be rising popular discontent with globalization as economic inequalities both between and within nations are rising throughout most of the world.

As many now question whether globalization is compatible with inclusive societies, we must ask what lessons may be drawn from previous waves of globalization. What can be learned from the institutional changes involved in terms of both economic development and the distribution of the effects of globalization on the standards of living and capabilities of people? We must also ask if inclusive institutional strategies such as a renewed role of the welfare state can play an active role in contemporary societies.

Organised in collaboration with the Department of Economic History at Lund University, Sweden, the Sixth WINIR Conference will explore these and related issues. Contributions from any academic discipline or theoretical approach that address the challenges and dynamics of the economic, political, legal and social institutions of our time are welcome.

The conference will open on the afternoon of Thursday 19 September 2019 and end with a dinner on Saturday 21 September. Delegates may stay for a guided tour on Sunday 22 September. Thursday sessions will be held in the historic city centre and the following two days will be held in the Ideon Science Park.

Keynotes lectures will be given by:

Deepa Narayan (independent advisor)

Sheilagh Ogilvie (Cambridge University)

Bo Rothstein (Gothenburg University)

We have now closed the four-paper session proposals and invite individual abstracts submissions. Submissions related to the conference theme that encompass global and/or comparative perspectives are particularly welcome. We also invite proposals on any other aspects of institutional research, with a strong preference for those relating to WINIR's aims and research priorities.

Please note the following key dates:

22 Feb 2019 - Abstract submission deadline

8 Mar 2019 - Notification of acceptance

9 Mar 2019 - Registration opens

31 May 2019 - Early-bird registration deadline

31 Jul 2019 - Registration deadline for accepted authors

1 Aug 2019 - Non-registrered authors removed from programme


15 Aug 2019 - Late surcharge applies

1 Sep 2019 - Full paper submission deadline

All submissions to WINIR events must be explicitly about institutions or institutional thought, and are evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality Committee: Bas Van Bavel (Utrecht, history), Geoff Hodgson (Loughborough, economics), Uskali Mäki (Helsinki, philosophy), Katharina Pistor (Columbia, law), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Politics) Wolfgang Streeck (MPIfG, sociology), Linda Weiss (Sydney, politics).

Organising subcomittee:

Tobias Axelsson (tobias.axelsson@ekh.lu.se),

Francesca Gagliardi (f.gagliardi@herts.ac.uk),

David Gindis (d.gindis@herts.ac.uk),

Geoff Hodgson (g.hodgson2@lboro.ac.uk)

Bas van Bavel (b.j.p.vanbavel@uu.nl).

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