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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. Although the majority of the world population has experienced improved living standards, there seems to be rising popular discontent with globalization as economic inequalities between and within nations are rising across 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 Lund University's Department of Economic History<> in Lund, Sweden, the Sixth WINIR Conference<> will explore these and other related issues. Contributions from any discipline, theoretical approach or methodology 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. There will be an optional guided tour on Sunday 22 September.

Keynotes lectures will be given by:
Deepa Narayan<> (independent)

Sheilagh Ogilvie<> (University of Cambridge)

Bo Rothstein<> (University of Gothenburg)

Submissions related to the conference theme that encompass global and/or comparative perspectives are particularly welcome, but submissions can be on any other aspects of institutional research, with a strong preference for those relating to the WINIR aims and research priorities<>.

Submissions (300 words max.) must be made online.

Submit an abstract

All submissions for WINIR events must be explicitly about institutions and/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).

Please note the following important dates:

 22 February 2019
Abstract submission deadline

8 March 2019
Notification of acceptance

9 March 2019
Registration opens

31 May 2019
Early registration deadline

31 July 2019
Registration deadline for accepted authors

1 August 2019
Non-registered authors removed from programme

15 August 2019
Registration deadline for non-presenters

15 August 2019
Late surcharge applies

1 September 2019
Full paper submission deadline

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Organising subcomittee:
Tobias Axelsson ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]),>), Francesca Gagliardi ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), David Gindis ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), Geoff Hodgson ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask])>) and Bas van Bavel ([log in to unmask])<mailto:[log in to unmask])>

Generous support for the WINIR Conference on Institutions for Inclusive Societies is provided by


The World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research brings together scholars from across the social sciences and the humanities to promote the study of institutions and institutional thought around the world.
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